Mourning Picture to the memory of Virgin family

Nathaniel Currier, American, 1813 - 1888


about 1837

Hand-colored lithograph on wove paper

Image: 8 7/8 × 12 5/8 in. (22.5 × 32 cm)

Sheet: 10 3/16 × 14 in. (25.8 × 35.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Ms. Emily LeBaron



N. Currier Lithographer, New York


Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, on stone, center: TO THE / MEMORY / OF; inscribed, in brown ink, center: Susan C. Virgin - who Died, March 1st. [st in superscript and underscored] 1837 Aged [ge in superscript] 22. / William H. Virgin who / Died Aug [ug in superscript and underscored] 5th [th in superscript and underscored] 1838 Aged [ge in superscript] 17. / Elisa Jane Virgin, who / Died April 7th [th in supersript and underscored] 1841 Aged [ge in superscript] 24. / "Blessed are the Dead, / Who die in the Lord"; inscribed, on stone, lower center margin: Pub. by N. Currier 2 Spruce S.t [t in superscript] N.Y.

Course History

HIST 27, WGST 23, Gender and Power in American History from the Colonial Period to the Civil War, Leslie Butler, Spring 2012

WRIT 5, America's Founding Fathers: Why They Still Matter, Marlene Heck, Winter 2015

Exhibition History

Death and Dying: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 55, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 11-March 26, 1995.


Emily LeBaron; given to present colleciton, 1981.

Catalogue Raisonne

Conningham (1949): 6070

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