MARCIA P. BARTON (1820-1898)
Painted mirror with watercolor memorial
Kennebec, Maine, circa 1830-1835
Pine, old or original black and gold paint, 21 ½ x 11 ½ inches
Watercolor panel, 7 x 8 ½ inches, depicting a folk landscape with red house with white-painted fenced yard, trees with a memorial scene at the left, with partial tomb, and headstone inscribed “In Memory of a Beloved brother, AMOS BARTON who died Oct 1827Aged 8 yrs.”
A delightful feature of this mirror is the charming and colorful watercolor memorial in place of the typical reverse painting on glass.
Found in Maine; Personal collection of Betty Berdan