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"Mother's Sorrow"


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Description The scene shows an empty crib, the mother looking upward toward the soul of an infant ascending into heaven. Thorns surround the earthly part of the composition, morning glories the heavenly part.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
2/05/1987Treatmentmounted; re-housed
Exhibitions
  • American Drawings from the Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1987.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore, date and mode of acquisition unknown; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters

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Period
1843
Medium
pencil and white chalk (?)
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.1957
Measurements
Hl: 8 3/16 x W: 6 1/8 in. (20.8 x 15.5 cm)
Geographies
  • USA (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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