[Two Mourners and Hope at Washingtons Grave]

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Engraving by Boston printmaker Thomas Clarke showing a man and woman weeping into handkerchiefs in front of the grave of George Washington. Washington's monument includes his face engraved below a cherubim and the epitaph "There is Reft in Heaven" and is set at the foot of a weeping willow. The two figures are being consoled by a figure of Hope, who stands by an anchor and points to heaven.

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1 art print : engraving, b&w ; 22 x 14 cm.

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Clark, Thomas [1695..1800].

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This artwork is part of the collection entitled: Jeane Dixon and Emerich P. Korecz Collection and was provided by the UNT Libraries Special Collections to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 45 times, with 28 in the last month. More information about this work can be viewed below.

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Engraving by Boston printmaker Thomas Clarke showing a man and woman weeping into handkerchiefs in front of the grave of George Washington. Washington's monument includes his face engraved below a cherubim and the epitaph "There is Reft in Heaven" and is set at the foot of a weeping willow. The two figures are being consoled by a figure of Hope, who stands by an anchor and points to heaven.

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1 art print : engraving, b&w ; 22 x 14 cm.

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  • Preferred Citation: Jeane Dixon and Emerich P. Korecz Collection (AR0133), University of North Texas Special Collections

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  • [1695..1800]
  • 1801~

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  • Nov. 1, 2022, 9:30 p.m.

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  • Nov. 4, 2022, 11:23 a.m.

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Clark, Thomas. [Two Mourners and Hope at Washingtons Grave], artwork, [1695..1800]; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc2016469/: accessed May 21, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.

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