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Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture, Fanny Moore, Miss Patten's School, Hartford, Connecticut, circa 1807
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574
Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture, Fanny Moore, Miss Patten's School, Hartford, Connecticut, circa 1807
Estimate
20,00030,000
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Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture, Fanny Moore, Miss Patten's School, Hartford, Connecticut, circa 1807
Worked in silk, chenille, paint and ink on silk; inscribed on the glass.
Height 20 1/4 in. by width 16 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. 87, fig. 139)

Catalogue Note

The glass decoration suggests that this was framed in Hartford by Stephen Spencer and Elisha Smith, who began working there in 1806 and were joined by Eli Gilman in 1808 (see ANTIQUES, May 1981, p. 1192). Fanny Moore (1790-1876) was second among the eight children of Roger Moore (1751-1838)  and Rosetta Hayes of Granby, Connecticut. Around the monument are Fanny, her parents, brother Homer (1787-1811), sister Harriet (1792-1839), sister Rosetta Maria (1804-1861), and brother Roger Sherman (b. 1806).  Fanny married Joseph Morton Forward (1785-1860), and they had six children.

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York