Watercolor, Family Record, Isaac Ridlon & Mercy (Hancock) Ridlon, Maine, Circa 1836
Isaac and Mercy Were Married July 3, 1828…they produced six children
Watercolor on paper
(Creases as depicted, some toning; frame: 19 X 14.75, view 16.75 X 12.5”)
Reward of Merit, Mrs. Bazeley’s Academy, Water Colored, Printed and Penmanship
Schenectady, New York… Conferred on Julia A. Jones, December 31, 1838
Designed and Painted by Mrs. Bazeley; Engraved by Kneass & Co. (Chief Engraver U.S. Mint)
This Premium conferred on Mifs. Julia A. Jones for punctual attendance, amiable behavior, application and improvement in the various branches of useful & polite Literature taught in the above Seminary
We found many web-posts listing Mrs. A. E. Bazeleya as principal of a female seminary, 31 Washington, Schenectady; also references Bazeley and the Galway Academy; the female department was under the control of Mrs. Bazeley formally of the Brooklyn Collegiate Institute. (The work is properly mounted within an appropriate painted frame that is not period; frame: 13.5 X 12.75”, view: 11.25 X 10.5”)
Mourning Picture, Watercolor Memorial,
Mary Chase, New Hampshire, Circa 1820
Sacred to the memory/Moses Chase/who died Nov. 5th, A.D. 1819/AE 56
This piece was likely painted by Mary Chase (1801-1869), the youngest daughter of Moses Chase, shortly after his death in 1819 at Plaistow, New Hampshire.
Moses Chase (1763-1819 born in Newton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, married Mary Noyes (1767-1853) in Newbury, Massachusetts. They had six children and resided in Plaistow, New Hampshire
Mary centered her watercolor within a painted matt [laid paper] trimmed with applied gold foil in a narrow sawtooth pattern; the spandrels featuring applied gold foil decorative elements. (The work remains in fine original condition and is mounted within an antique frame, great surface; overall: 17 by 14”, view: 11 5/8 by 9 5/8”.)
Cutwork, Watercolor and Calligraphy Memorial, Mourning Picture by E. Blackman
Neatly compartmentalized rectangular cutwork picture featuring a central monument inscribed in ink “Stephen Anson. Son of Oliver W. & Lucinda Crocker Born April 29 A.D. 1841 Died June 3 A.D. 1842. This lovely babe so young and fair called home by early doom just came to show how sweet a flower in paradise could bloom”. Central motif features a willow tree, bird and a mourning woman leaning on an anchor. The border is outstanding; featuring cutwork cemetery, gravestones, crosses, and tomb-like corner blocks. Bottom right signed in pen “By E. Blackman”. The work is mounted within an early wood frame in gold and black. (Frame: 22.5 by 20”, sight-size: 15 by 13.25”)
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