Silk Needlework Mourning Picture
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
- Date / Time :
- November 08, 2009 11:00AM
Silk Needlework Mourning Picture, "EXECUTED BY MARY SARGENT 1806," Massachusetts, executed in silk and chenille threads on a silk ground with watercolor painted faces showing two young women in a landscape grieving beside an urn-topped monument inscribed "Sacred to the Memory of/EBENEZER SARGENT/Born July 17, 1789. Obt. Nov. 10th/1790/EBENEZER SARGENT/Born Jan. 21st 1793. Obt. Aug't'12th 1793." with a weeping willow tree and pine trees in the distance, sight size 15 x 11 7/8 in., in original silvered, gilt, and black eglomise mat, (crack at u.l. corner), and giltwood frame.
Provenance: By descent in the maker's family to Frances Ellen Moody Dole, the maker's granddaughter; then in 1922 to Ellen Dole's friend Alice Choate (Perkins) Leach, the grandmother of the consignor.