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Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture: In memory of James Dimon Anonymous, Mary Balch's School, Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1810
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594
Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture: In memory of James Dimon Anonymous, Mary Balch's School, Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1810
Estimate
5,0008,000
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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: In memory of James Dimon Anonymous, Mary Balch's School, Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1810
Worked in silk and painted on a silk ground and inscribed JD, In Memory of James Dimon who died on the Coast of Africa, Jan. 24th, 1807 in the 21st year of his age.
Height 7 3/4 in. by width 5 1/2 in.
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Provenance

Theresa & Arthur Greenblatt, September 8, 1980

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 93, fig. 148);

Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee: Needlework in the Education of Rhode Island Women, 1730-1830 (p. 183, fig. 87)

Catalogue Note

The work on this unusual miniature memorial is typical of Mary Balch's school. James Dimon was from Bristol, Rhode Island.

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York