Egberts Mourning Locket

Possibly Ezra Ames (1768–1836) Artist
c. 1800 Date:
Watercolor Medium
Watercolor on ivory, human hair, gold Materials
3 1/2 H x 2 3/8 W Dimensions
Inscribed on monument: B. Egberts, died 19th/Sep: 1795 Æ: 54 Y. 3 M./A. Egberts, died 30th/Oct: 1797 Æ: 54 Y./6 M.
Gift of the estate of Miss Evelyn Newman Credit
1964.31.50 Accession number
Benjamin Egberts (1741–1795) and Abraham Egberts (1743–1797), he sons of Egbert B. Egberts (1711–1771), an Albany merchant, and his wife, Maria Lents (d. 1784), are memorialized on this locket, probably painted by Albany artist Ezra Ames soon after Abraham's death. Both Benjamin and Abraham were veterans of the American Revolutionary War.
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