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  • Title: Mourning Locket
  • Creator: Possibly Ezra Ames (1768-1836)
  • Date: c. 1794
  • Location: United States
  • Physical Dimensions: w2.13 x h3 in (Complete)
  • Type: Paintings
  • Rights: Gift of Dorothy Merle Smith (Mrs. David McAlpin Pyle)
  • External Link: http://www.albanyinstitute.org/home.html
  • Medium: Watercolor on ivory, human hair, gold
  • Inscription: Inscribed on monument: J.J.L.; inscribed on reverse of locket: JJL/Jacob Ja Lansing Died 21 June 1794 aged 41 Yrs.
  • Additional Comments: 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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