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Embroidered memorial picture of two girls flanking the tomb of Capt. Mayo Gerrish, born November 17, 1768, died March 28, 1809, Age 41; willow trees on either side. Faces and arms of girls painted with color. Gold frame with reverse painted glass.

Credit Line

Gift of the Class of the Museum of Fine Arts in honor of Mrs. Angela B. Fischer and Mrs. Elizabeth B. Johnson, co-chairmen 1982-2000

American, about 1809

Object Place

Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States


53.3 x 68.6 cm (21 x 27 in.) (framed)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave embroidered with silk; ink and color


Textiles and Fashion Arts