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Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Picture: The Darling Dancing, Mary W. Gage, Mrs. Saunders & Miss Beach's Academy, Dorchester, Massachusetts, circa 1814
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 10,000 USD
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536
Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Picture: The Darling Dancing, Mary W. Gage, Mrs. Saunders & Miss Beach's Academy, Dorchester, Massachusetts, circa 1814
Estimate
8,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 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: The Darling Dancing, Mary W. Gage, Mrs. Saunders & Miss Beach's Academy, Dorchester, Massachusetts, circa 1814
Worked in silk and paint on silk; inscribed in the glass; glass and frame are reproductions of the original.
height 13 1/2 in. by width 12 1/2 in.
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Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 75, fig. 122)

Catalogue Note

Mary W. Gage (1799-1819) was the daughter of Joseph Gage (1765-1802) and Mary Wingate (1768-1799) of Dover, New Hampshire. She married Charles Woodman (1792-1822) on June 21,1818, and
died one year later, aged twenty.

Mary Gage's mother died the same year she was born and her father married second Esther Copp.  Mary died at age twenty, her father at age thirty-seven, her mother at age thirty-one and her husband at age thirty. (Additional information provided by Carol and Stephen Huber).

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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