Death of Monica at Ostia [art original] : A.D. 387.

Death of Monica at Ostia [art original] : A.D. 387.

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Wilson, Frederick, 1858-1932.
1 art original : watercolor, pencil, gouache, and ink on paper ; 54 x 54 cm.
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Unit 13, Drawer 2
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Death is swallowed up in victory
Design illustrates death of Monica in Ostia with detailed text about Monica's son, St. Augustine, and Augustine's conversion to Christianity as well as other details on either side of design. Middle four panes may be of St. Augustine's baptism. Monica was the wife of Patricius, a pagan Roman official in Tagaste, Africa; she finally converted Patricius to Christianity shortly before his death.
This item is in the Jeffrey Rush Higgins collection on Frederick Wilson. See BIB 127956.
Frederick Wilson, who trained as a stained glass artist in England, began working for Tiffany in 1893 as head of design; he is noted for his knowledge of Christian iconography.
"Frederick Wilson, '96" -- penciled in lower right corner of lower right pane.
"1896" -- written in black ink on lower right corner.
Watercolor was folded three times, dividing paper into six parts; in the upper left section, the vertical crease was trimmed, creating an elongated lacuna.
Jeffrey Rush Higgins collection on Frederick Wilson
Sent to Tatyana Duval for conservation in October 2011.
Sent to photography February 2012 (photography no. 2000020089).
On loan to Museum of Biblical Art July 2012-January 2013 for inclusion in exhibition titled "Louis C. Tiffany and the Art of Devotion" on display from October 12, 2012-January 20, 2013.
Design is very fragile and is significantly torn along some creases.
Some staining along edges.
Object/Material Note: 
Published in Acquisitions, within Notable acquisitions, 2011: AI87745, p. 42 NK5102.C8 .C81n 2011.
Published in Louis C. Tiffany and the art of devotion: 131479, p. 136, 147 (cat. 49) NK5198.T5 .M975.