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Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture: In Memory of Henry S. Wolcott, probably Boston, dated 1808
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12,00018,000
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534
Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture: In Memory of Henry S. Wolcott, probably Boston, dated 1808
Estimate
12,00018,000
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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 Mourning Picture: In Memory of Henry S. Wolcott, probably Boston, dated 1808

Worked in silk and paint on silk; inscribed on glass wrought by Elizabeth Wolcott, 1808.

Retains original eglomise mat; reproduction frame. Overall condition very good.


Height 17 1/2 in. by width 24 in.
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Provenance

Sotheby's, The Garbisch Collection, Part II, sale number 3637, lot 145, May 8-9, 1974.

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 64, fig. 103)

Catalogue Note

A related embroidery was worked by thirteen-year-old Anne Kuhn, c. 1810 (see ANTIQUES, March 1986, p. 600). Elizabeth Wolcott (1780-1832) was the daughter of Edward Kitchen Wolcott (1754-1832) and Hannah Sewall of Brookline. She was twenty-eight years old when she dedicated this mourning piece to her brother, Henry S. Wolcott (1782-1805), and on December 7, 1809, she married John F. Barber of Boston. 

Her father donated land to the Congregational Church for a parsonage and is still being used for that purpose today. (Additional information provided by Carol and Stephen Huber).

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York