613
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Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture: To the Memory of Gen. Alexr Hamilton, Anonymous, probably New York, circa 1815
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 8,125 USD
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613
Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture: To the Memory of Gen. Alexr Hamilton, Anonymous, probably New York, circa 1815
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 8,125 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: To the Memory of Gen. Alexr Hamilton, Anonymous, probably New York, circa 1815
Worked in silk, chenille, and paint on silk.
Height 17 3/4 in. by width 22 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. 97, fig. 156.

Catalogue Note

This was faithfully copied from an engraving by John Scoles, who worked in New York City from 1793 to 1844. A similar anonymous piece, but without the flag, is in the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (see Hilda Kassell, Stitches in Time, p . 27).

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York