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Rare and Important Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture: Betsey Clarke, Miss Patten's School, Hartford, Connecticut, circa 1809
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Rare and Important Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture: Betsey Clarke, Miss Patten's School, Hartford, Connecticut, circa 1809
Estimate
50,00075,000
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Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Rare and Important Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture: Betsey Clarke, Miss Patten's School, Hartford, Connecticut, circa 1809

Worked in silk, chenille, paint and pen and ink on silk; inscribed on the glass, Betsey Clarke; and on the monuments.

In the original frame and eglomise mat.


Height 20 1/2 in. by width 18 in.
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Provenance

The Collection of Dorothea Scott Adamson; Sotheby's,  sale 5282, lot 350, February 1, 1985;

Childs Gallery Inc., Boston,

Catalogue Note

This memorial belongs to a group from an unidentified school, probably in Hartford. Some examples have appliqued shawls or hats; more often the figures are entirely painted, as seen here. At a slightly later date, closely related compositions were painted on silk or paper (see Art in America, May 1954, pp. 136- 137). Betsey Clarke (1791-1568) was the daughter of Thomas Clarke (c. 1752-1809) and Rhoda, of Granville, Massachusetts. Probably she pictured herself with her brother Nathaniel, her stepmother Mary Ensign Clarke
(c.1763- 1851), and her half brother Thomas, about five years old. Betsey married Jonathan Barber Bancroft (1781-1870) , as his second wife, in January 1816.

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York