530
530
Fine Silk Embroidered and Painted Needlework Picture: "The Mother's Hope", Eliza C. Flint at Miss Paynes Seminary, Boston, Massachusetts, dated 1808
Estimate
6,0008,000
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530
Fine Silk Embroidered and Painted Needlework Picture: "The Mother's Hope", Eliza C. Flint at Miss Paynes Seminary, Boston, Massachusetts, dated 1808
Estimate
6,0008,000
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Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Fine Silk Embroidered and Painted Needlework Picture: "The Mother's Hope", Eliza C. Flint at Miss Paynes Seminary, Boston, Massachusetts, dated 1808
In silk threads on a silk ground; in the original eglomise mat, inscribed Wrought by Eliza C. Flint at Miss Paynes Seminary Boston 1808.
Height 9 1/2 in. by width 7 1/2 in.
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Provenance

James Gundry, Houston (print); The Green Bottle Antiques, Houston, Texas

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 66, fig. 107)

Catalogue Note

Eliza Conklin Flint (b.1792) was the daughter of Dr. Austin Flint and Elizabeth Henshaw Bascomb. She married the Boston merchant John Clapp (1786-1852) on August 5,1817, and they had six children. Schoolmistress Eloise Richards Payne (1787-1819) was the daughter of Boston schoolmaster William Payne (1746-1812) and Sarah Isaacs (1757-1807). He kept the Berry Street Academy from 1799 until 1809, Eloise was teaching in Newport, Rhode Island. She was the sister of John Howard Payne, dramatist, and lyricist of Home Sweet Home.

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York