Unknown - mourning scene

This minature portrait of a mourning scene is by an unknown German artist. The lady is leaning on a tombstone and an anchor. This suggests her lover has been lost at sea.

There is an inscription in German on the tombstone that is indistinct, but appears to read "Wie iel.lsh/werf ...../ivis .or./wv kring/Thrane m/fliessen.ob/16 dec 1815".

It has been suggested that the latter part may actually read "Wo keine Traenen fliessen", which translates as "where no tears are shed". 1011

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