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Fine and Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture: Mary Lindsay, Lindsay Sister, Emmitsburg, Maryland, 1828-1832
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 USD
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Fine and Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture: Mary Lindsay, Lindsay Sister, Emmitsburg, Maryland, 1828-1832
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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Fine and Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture: Mary Lindsay, Lindsay Sister, Emmitsburg, Maryland, 1828-1832
Worked in silk, chenille, paint and ink on silk; inscribed on the plinth.  Height 20 3/4  in by width 23 1/4  in.
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Provenance

Skinner's Auctions, sale 845, lot 242, September 24, 1982.

Exhibited

American Needlwork Treasures: Samplers and Silk embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 103, fig. 168)

Catalogue Note

Unlike the majority of memorials worked at Saint Joseph's Academy, the building in the background was possibly derived from a print or a drawing book. The embroiderer was probably Sarah or Ellen Lindsay, who attended the academy in 1828, or Sarah Lindsay, who was enrolled in 1831-1832. The early enrollment records do not include parents' names or home locations.

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York