Mourning Locket

Possibly Ezra Ames (1768–1836) Artist
c. 1794 Date:
Watercolor on ivory, human hair, gold Materials
3 H x 2 1/8 W Dimensions
Inscribed on monument: J.J.L.; inscribed on reverse of locket: JJL/Jacob Ja Lansing Died 21 June 1794 aged 41 Yrs.
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Gift of Dorothy Merle Smith (Mrs. David McAlpin Pyle) Credit
1966.10.2 Accession number

The locket memorializes Jacob Ja. Lansing (1753–1794), a public servant in Albany. He was the husband of Anna Quackenbush (born 1765) and the son of the Albany silversmith Jacob Jacobse Lansing and Maritje Egberts.

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