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Two Silk Needlework Pictures Depicting "Plenty" and "Charity,"

Auction:
2463
Lot:
1189
Sold for:
$711$600

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Auction:
Discovery - 2463
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
June 18, 2009 10:00AM

Description:

Two Silk Needlework Pictures Depicting "Plenty" and "Charity," by Eliza Johnson and Polly G. Johnson, probably England, early 19th century, allegorical figural depictions of Plenty and Charity executed in silk and chenille threads and paint and applied paper on a silk ground, titles and maker's names in gilt on eglomise mat below, (toning, tears), sight sizes 16 1/2 x 19 1/2 in., housed under eglomise mats and molded giltwood frames.
Estimate $600-800

Charity- with several tears to background small to 5 12 in. lg.; Plenty- 1/in. tear in u.c. sky, and 1/2 in. tear with loose fragment above central figure's head.

Keywords

United Kingdom, Eliza Johnson, Polly G. Johnson, head , Silk

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