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Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture: Sacred to Sarah Bulfinch, Portland, Maine, circa 1822
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Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture: Sacred to Sarah Bulfinch, Portland, Maine, circa 1822
LOT SOLD. 3,750 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 Mourning Picture: Sacred to Sarah Bulfinch, Portland, Maine, circa 1822
Worked in silk, chenille, paint, pencil and ink on silk, with paint on paper.
Height 18 1/2 in. by width 21 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. 78, fig. 127)

Catalogue Note

This damaged memorial is still attached to the frame on which it was worked . It is dedicated to the wife and two children of Portland merchant Noah Harding (1771-1833) and attributed to an unidentified daughter, for the verse begins:

Here let the orphan drop the filial tear
O'er the frail casket of a mother dear!


The penciled winged cherub with painted paper face resembles many others drawn on the urns of similar monuments and on the linen ground of Portland genealogical samplers.

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York