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Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture, attributed to Sarah Tobias, Columbia County, New York, circa 1806
Estimate
8,00012,000
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607
Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture, attributed to Sarah Tobias, Columbia County, New York, circa 1806
Estimate
8,00012,000
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, attributed to Sarah Tobias, Columbia County, New York, circa 1806

Worked in silk, chenille, paint and ink on silk; inscribed on the plinth, A Daughter's, Tribute in Memory of Her Deceased Parents...

Glass of later date.


Height 20 in. by width 26 3/4 in.
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Provenance

Malcolm Stearns, Jr., Hobart House, March 11, 1976.

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 96, fig. 154)

Catalogue Note

Attributed to Sarah Tobias (b. 1791), the only daughter of Daniel Tobias (c . 1766-1797) and Ruth Newcomb of Kalina Kill, Columbia County. A similar blend of colors with white and grey paint was used at Sarah Pierce's Academy in Litchfield, Connecticut.

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York