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Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture: To the Memory of the Illustrious Geo. Washington, Debby Bates, Massachusetts, dated 1800
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
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Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture: To the Memory of the Illustrious Geo. Washington, Debby Bates, Massachusetts, dated 1800
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
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Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture: To the Memory of the Illustrious Geo. Washington, Debby Bates, Massachusetts, dated 1800
Worked in silk, paint, and ink on silk; inscribed in the mat, Executed By Debby Bates, SEPT. 1800.
Oval height: 14 3/4 in. by 12 3/4 in.
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Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 61, fig. 99)

Catalogue Note

Debby may have pictured herself as she dressed for a Washington memorial service. Anne Jean Robbins, of Milton, was twelve when Washington died. She recalled being "dressed in white with a broad black ribbon around her straw hat, and a black sash around the waist" (Susan I. Lesley, Memoir of the Life of Mrs. Anne Jean Lyman (Cambridge, Mass., 1876, p. 31). Attributed to Debby Bates (c . 1732- 1805), who married Josiah Stedman in Boston in 1804. A similar memorial by Cynthia Dunbar of Concord and dedicated to Asa Dunbar is now at the Concord Antiquarian Museum, Concord, Massachusetts.

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York