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Large silk embroidered needlework memorial picture to the Carnes family by Anne Maria Carnes, probably Massachusetts, dated 1807. Silk and chenille threads on a silk ground, with watercolor used for the sky, upper monument, and church with graveyard in the background. Depicts a woman mourning beside an obelisk monument topped with a flaming urn, decorated with polychrome angels, and inscribed in needlework "Sacred to the memory of Burrill Carnes who died July 26, 1805 aged 42; Ann Carnes who died Sept. 21, 1800, aged 24; Helena Vender Cruys Carnes who died Sept. 12, 1800 aged 4 years; Susannah Beven Carnes who died Feb. 8, 1800 aged 2 months 8 days." In the original molded giltwood frame with an eglomise mat inscribed "Anna Maria Carnes. Dec. 1807". Condition: toning to sky; some tears/separation to the paper, minor fraying to needlework but needlework overall is in excellent condition. A new acid free backing board was applied and the frame professionally conserved in 2007 by Gold Leaf Designs, Chattanooga, TN (Condition and repair report for frame accompanies lot). Oval Image sight 21 3/4" x 19 1/2". Framed 30 1/4" x 27 5/8". Note: Burrill Carnes was appointed an American agent to Nantes, France, in 1786, but returned to the U.S. by 1800, when his wife died. Correspondence between Carnes and Thomas Jefferson exists in The Papers of Thomas Jefferson (Boyd & Cullen), and Carnes’ funeral elegy for his wife Ann, delivered at Lynn, Massachusetts on Oct. 5, 1800, exists on Microfilm at the Yale University Library.