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Rare Embroidered and Paint Silk Mourning Picture: Polly Marston, Barnstable, Massachusetts, circa 1806
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8,00010,000
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529
Rare Embroidered and Paint Silk Mourning Picture: Polly Marston, Barnstable, Massachusetts, circa 1806
Estimate
8,00010,000
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Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Rare Embroidered and Paint Silk Mourning Picture: Polly Marston, Barnstable, Massachusetts, circa 1806
worked in silk threads and paint on silk; inscribed on the glass; wrought By Polly Marston
Height 12 1/4 in. by width 14 3/4 in.
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Provenance

The Channing Hare Collection, a sale at Sotheby's, december 11, 1970, sale number 3134, lot 43.

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 65, fig. 104)

Catalogue Note

Polly Marston (b. 1790) was the daughter of Winslow Marston (1764-1857) and Elizabeth Blish (1765-1837) of Barnstable.  She married Luther Hinkley. The frame bears the label of Cermenati & Monfrino.

Mary (Polly) Marston (1790-1830) was one of five children and a descendant of Mayflower passenger Edward Winslow (her great-great-great grandfather) and Henry III of England.  She married in 1812, as his first wife, Luther Hinkley (1789-1883) of Barnstable.  They had no children.  He had three children with his second wife Minerva Baxter, who he married in 1831.  A son Frederick born in 1832, a daughter Mary Marston, named for his first wife, in 1834, and a daughter Minerva, named for the present wife in 1835.  He married third Thankful Leonard and they had two children.

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Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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