Property from an Important California Collection
January 26, 08:38 PM GMT
6,000 - 8,000 USD
FINE AND RARE SILK AND GOLD THREAD EMBROIDERED MOURNING PICTURE: TO THE MEMORY OF GEO. WASHINGTON, ATTRIBUTED TO MISSES PATTEN'S SCHOOL, HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT, CIRCA 1815
painted and embroidered in silk, gold and silver metallic stitches with French knots and chenille, the inner oval bordered with silver sequins; all on a white satin ground.
17 ½ by 13 ⅝ in.
For a group of Misses Patten's school embroideries with similar eagle and festoon decoration, see Betty Ring, Girlhood Embroidery: Volume 1, (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1993), p. 202-205, fig. 235-237.