Mourning Locket

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

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.