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Fine and Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture: To the Illustrious Washington, Anonymous, Philadelphia, circa 1815
Estimate
8,00012,000
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638
Fine and Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture: To the Illustrious Washington, Anonymous, Philadelphia, circa 1815
Estimate
8,00012,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Fine and Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture: To the Illustrious Washington, Anonymous, Philadelphia, circa 1815
Worked with silk threads, chenille, spangles, pen and ink on silk; inscribed on the plinth.
Height 14 1/2 in. by width 12 1/2 in.
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Provenance

Richard H. and Virginia Wood, Baltimore, Maryland, June 4, 1965

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 100, fig. 162)

Catalogue Note

The original frame and firm evidence of its origin are missing. However, the treatment of the ground and trees, Virtue's billowing curls, and the wording of the inscription all suggest the influence of the Folwell School.

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York