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Fine and Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture: Sacred to Washington, Anonymous, Connecticut, circa 1805
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
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572
Fine and Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture: Sacred to Washington, Anonymous, Connecticut, circa 1805
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Fine and Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture: Sacred to Washington, Anonymous, Connecticut, circa 1805
Lustriously worked with silk, paint and ink on silk; inscribed on the plinth.
Height 12 in. by width 14 in.
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Provenance

Richard H. and Virginia A. Wood, Baltimore, Maryland, May 24, 1965

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art  (p. 80, fig. 130)

Catalogue Note

This memorial belongs to a recognizable group worked by girls living in the Clinton / Westbrook area of Connecticut. The composition was inspired by wallpaper. (For a similar embroidery and more about the wallpaper, see ANTIQUES, February 1981, p. 409.)

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York