American Decorative Arts
Artist: Mary Eliza Stafford, American
Honorand: Thomas Stafford, 1735–1816
Honorand: Rebecca Stafford, American, 1739–1819
Honorand: Robert Rhodes, American, 1742–1821
Honorand: Phebe Rhodes, 1744–1819
Artist, school of: Mary Balch’s School, 1785–1831

Mourning Picture

ca. 1821

Watercolor, paper, glass

Paper: 16 5/8 x 21 1/8 in. (42.23 x 53.66 cm) Framed: 22 x 26 1/2 in. (55.88 x 67.31 cm)
Gift of Elizabeth Ames class of 1979 in loving memory of Margaret A. Ames
2004.133.4
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Drawings and Watercolors
Geography: 
Made in Providence, Rhode Island
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Ex-collection Margaret Ames
Hanes Ruskin, Westbrook, CT 24 July 1988

Bibliography: 

Robert Shaw and Jane Katcher, The Instruction of Young Ladies: Arts from Private Girls’ Schools and Academies in Early America, exh. cat. (Cooperstown, N.Y.: Fenimore Art Museum, 2016), 64, no. 31.

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