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Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture, Susan Creamer, St. Joseph's Academy, Emmitsburg, Maryland, circa 1827
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Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture, Susan Creamer, St. Joseph's Academy, Emmitsburg, Maryland, circa 1827
Estimate
7,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 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, Susan Creamer, St. Joseph's Academy, Emmitsburg, Maryland, circa 1827
Worked in silk threads and chenille on a painted pen and ink silk ground; inscribed on the monument.
Height 18 1/2 in. by width 23 1/2 in.
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Provenance

Mrs. Charles A. Perlitz, 1968

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 102, fig. 167)

Catalogue Note

Like many memorials worked at Saint Joseph's Academy in the 1820s, Susan Creamer's embroidery has a painted background depicting Mount Saint Mary's College for Catholic men on the hillside
at left, and on the right, the academy's first buildings: Saint Joseph's House of 1810, and Dubois Hall of 1826.

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York