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Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Picture: Indulgent Fancy, Lydia Eames, Mrs. Saunders & Miss Beach's Academy, Dorchester, Massachusetts, circa 1805
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Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Picture: Indulgent Fancy, Lydia Eames, Mrs. Saunders & Miss Beach's Academy, Dorchester, Massachusetts, circa 1805
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Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Picture: Indulgent Fancy, Lydia Eames, Mrs. Saunders & Miss Beach's Academy, Dorchester, Massachusetts, circa 1805

Worked in silk and paint on silk; inscribed in white and gilt glass mat, wrought by Lydia Eames at Mrs. Saunders & Miss Beaches' Academy. In the original giltwood and gesso frame and glass.


Height 14 in. by width 11 in.
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Provenance

Sotheby's, The Channing Hare Sale, sale 3134, December 12, 1970, lot 35.

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art  (p. 70, fig. 115)

Catalogue Note

Shakespeare was rarely a subject of American mourning embroideries although a favorite of English schoolgirls. The white glass mat and pink and gold border motif are typical of the shop of John Doggett of Roxbury, whose ledger records the purchase of many frames by Mrs. Saunders and Miss Beach between September 3, 1804, and May 26, 1809. Lydia Eames (1792-1819) was the daughter of Samuel Eames (c. 1752-1829) and Lydia Dodge of Boston; she died unmarried.

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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