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Mourning picture

Mourning picture Silk thread on silk, with watercolor details
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This mourning needlework picture is attributed to Lydia Little, born in 1790 in Marshfield, Massachusetts. The ornamental needlework incorporates classic elements of mourning art: the willow tree, an obelisk, and grieving family members.