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Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Picture: Hagar and the Angel of God, Anonymous, Mrs. Saunders & Miss Beach's Academy, Dorchester, Massachusetts, circa 1805
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
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528
Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Picture: Hagar and the Angel of God, Anonymous, Mrs. Saunders & Miss Beach's Academy, Dorchester, Massachusetts, circa 1805
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
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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: Hagar and the Angel of God, Anonymous, Mrs. Saunders & Miss Beach's Academy, Dorchester, Massachusetts, circa 1805
Worked in silk and paint on silk; inscribed in the embroidery.
Height 19 in. by width 15 1/4 in.
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Provenance

Private Collection, Boston, Massachusetts

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 73, fig. 119)

Catalogue Note

Three other pieces from the Saunders and Beach Academy portray this scene, but none has retained such brilliant colors. Although found unframed, this embroidery was evidently "strained" in preparation for framing (for which John Doggett usually charged fifty cents), and space was left for an inscribed glass mat. It descended in the Everett family, and on December 18, 1805, a "Mr. Everett of
Boston" paid Doggett $4.67 for " 1 embroidery frame" and $4.00 for " 1 glass with enamelling" possibly for this needlework (John Doggett's ledger, Joseph Downs Manuscript Collection, Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, Delaware). If it was, indeed, framed, the unfaded silk reveals that it was displayed but briefly.

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York