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Watercolor on silk memorial painting for William, Augustus and Mary Brewster of Windham, Connecticut, possibly painted by deaf artist John Brewster Jr. (1766-1854), whose relatives are depicted in the memorial.
Urns and weeping willows served as symbolic markers for the loss of a loved one.
Brewster, a native of Connecticut, lived most of his adult life with his brother, Dr. Royal Brewster of Buxton. They came to Maine about 1795.
About This Item
- Title: Brewster Family memorial, ca. 1805
- Creation Date: circa 1805
- Subject Date: circa 1805
- Town: Buxton
- County: York
- State: ME
- Media: Watercolor on silk
- Local Code: 899*
- Object Type: Text and Image
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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