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Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning PIcture, Mehitable Tucker, Mary Balch's School, Providence, Rhode Island
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 USD
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Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning PIcture, Mehitable Tucker, Mary Balch's School, Providence, Rhode Island
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning PIcture, Mehitable Tucker, Mary Balch's School, Providence, Rhode Island
Worked in silk and chenille and paint on a silk ground; inscribed on the glass (replaced): Mehitable Tucker Aged 15 years.
Height 17 1/2 in. by width 22 1/2 in.
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Provenance

Channing Hare, a sale at Sotheby's, sale number 3134, lot 34, December 11, 1970;

Bihler & Coger Antiques, Ashley Falls, Massachusetts

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 92, fig. 146); Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee: Needlework in the Education of Rhode Island Women, 1730-1830 (p. 178, fig. 82)

Catalogue Note

The glass is a replica of the original. This memorial, with its large, exquisitely marbleized monument and flawlessly embroidered lettering, is typical of pieces worked at Mary Balch's school from about 1806 until the 1820s. Mehitable Tucker (c. 1802-1832) was the daughter of Abraham Tucker (d. c.1803) and Rebecca Hastings of Providence. She married Edward Thurber (c. 1788-1840), a
mariner; they had two children.

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York