- Memorial of Mrs. Elizabeth Searles from Acton Church
- between 1796 and 1811
- Pen and black ink and watercolor over graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
- Sheet: 14 5/8 × 10 5/8 inches (37.1 × 27 cm)
Inscribed in pen and black ink, upper left: "Acton Vol V page 5"; inscribed, upper right: "2."
"To the Memory of M. ELIZABETH | SEARLES Daughter & Heire of M. | ROBERT SEARLES of LONDON Merch. She dyed | 23 Oct. A.D. 1674 of her Age 12 inevnre | I'the Blossome of her Spring twas seen | what fruits of Grace there would have been | But what her hasty death denyed | Is now in Paradise supply'd | Where there is neither Spring nor Fall | But Summer's there perpetual | Her early Soull in Flower here | Is ripe to endless Glory there | And now's her Virgin's Soul Chists Bride | And lives with him who for her dyed | Her tender dust too at Christs Call | Talitha cu, mi joyfull shall | From the sleep of Death awake | of Life & Glory to partake. | De immat Mort Chariss suce Nept | dolsic compossuu: T.C."
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Drawings & Watercolors
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- architectural subject | church | memorial
- Associated Places:
- Acton | England | Greater London | London | St Mary's Church | United Kingdom
- Associated People:
- Searles, Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Searles
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Attributed to Daniel Lysons, 1762–1834, British, Memorial of Mrs. Elizabeth Searles from Acton Church, between 1796 and 1811
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