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Silk Needlework Mourning Picture

Auction:
2482
Lot:
301
Sold for:
$8,888$7,500

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 08, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

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.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Keywords

EBENEZER SARGENT, MARY SARGENT, Massachusetts, Ellen Dole, Frances Ellen Moody Dole, Alice Choate (Perkins), Choate (Perkins) Leach, Silk

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