527
527
Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture: In Memory of Mrs. Lydia Austin, Sally Austin, Saunders and Beach Academy, Dorchester, Massachusetts, circa 1805
Estimation
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527
Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture: In Memory of Mrs. Lydia Austin, Sally Austin, Saunders and Beach Academy, Dorchester, Massachusetts, circa 1805
Estimation
8 00012 000
Lot. Vendu 10,000 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Rare Embroidered and Painted Silk Mourning Picture: In Memory of Mrs. Lydia Austin, Sally Austin, Saunders and Beach Academy, Dorchester, Massachusetts, circa 1805
Worked in silk threads and painted on a silk ground; inscribed on the glass and embroidered on the sarcophagus.
height 16 in. by width 12 in.
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Provenance

Ginsburg & Levy, Inc., New York, April 10, 1968

Exposition

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art  (p. 71, fig. 118)

Description

Sally Austin was the daughter of Boston baker Joseph Austin and Lydia Bowles who lived on the north east corner of Fleet and Ship streets. Her sister Lydia B. Austin (c. 1782- 1824) also attended the Saunders and Beach Academy and worked an embroidery, which is now at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington. D.C.

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York