An Early and Well-Executed Example of a Silk on Silk Memorial
Made for Mrs. Jennet Mitchel, who died in 1786 at age 26.
The scene pictured is of a father and three children, who stand beneathe a willow tree and beside a large engraved plinth memorializing his wife and the mother of his children. Across the field from this scene a white church with a large steeple and the view of a farmer's field with hay bails which dominates the scene where this took place, the Old Graveyard in East Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Plot Section C , Marker #315.
The memorial is in a period and what appears to be an original frame which measures 15 x 19 inches. Circa 1800.