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Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture, S. Isham, probably Hartford, Connecticut, circa 1811
Estimate
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575
Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture, S. Isham, probably Hartford, Connecticut, circa 1811
Estimate
30,00040,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture, S. Isham, probably Hartford, Connecticut, circa 1811
Worked in silk, chenille, paint, and ink on silk; inscribed on the glass and the monument.
Height 27 3/4 in. by width 23 in.
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Provenance

Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York;

Carol and Stephen Huber, October 21, 1985

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art  (p. 88, fig. 40)

Catalogue Note

Sally Taintor Isham (1796-1869) was the daughter of Colchester merchant and lawyer Joseph Isham (1735-1910) and his second wife, Esther Taintor (c. 1756-1834). The figures are probably Sally with her mother, her half brother Alfred (b. 1769), her brother Ralph (b. 1776), and younger brothers Roger (b. 1797) and Charles (b. 1799).
On July 28, 1829, Sally married Gardiner Southworth (1792-1851)
of Natchez, Mississippi. They were childless.

Sally Isham's husband Gardiner Southworth was from Colchester, Connecticut.  It is not known why he went to Natchez, Mississippi.  He returned to Colchester where they resided. (Additional information provided by Carol and Stephen Huber).

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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