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A MEMORIAL FOR ABIJIAH WARREN

A MEMORIAL FOR ABIJIAH WARREN

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A watercolor on paper memorial..
In memory of Mr. Abijah Warren who died September 19, 1824, age 70
in memory of Mrs. Rebekkah Warren who died March 2nd 1791 age 34 years.
The back inscribed 'In memory of Mrs. Rebecca Whitney, wife of Levi Whitney who died July 9th, 1835, aged 51 years and 3 months.An exceptional example of Maine schoolgirl watercolor painting. This example, covers two generations of memorial art. Its 'stitchwork' details the arrangement of leaves bent down upon the plinth from the tree above, In the churchyard are more trees, burial vaults, and gravestones-two marked for the man and woman memorialized on the plinth. Multiple church buildings are reached through stairs leaving the graveyard and rising up into the circular entrance to the nave. The rare circular steeple has a rounded dome. In remarkably good condition, the detail is exemplary. In a bird's-eye maple frame with gilded liner and raised corner blocks.