Silk Needlework Picture
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
- Date / Time :
- November 08, 2009 11:00AM
Silk Needlework Picture, "WROUGHT BY FANNY WINSOR," Providence, Rhode Island, early 19th century, wrought in silk, chenille, and gold metallic threads on a silk ground, with inked detailed features, depicting The Parting of Hector and Andromache, sight size 15 1/2 x 12 1/4 in., housed in the original molded giltwood frame under an eglomise mat (glass cracked).
Note: Fanny Winsor was born March 21, 1791, in Providence, Rhode Island, the daughter of Ira and Patience (Bullock) Winsor. She married Rhode Island Militia Major Nathaniel Bishop. Of interest, their daughter, Mary Richmond Bishop, went on to marry notable Civil War Major General Ambrose Everett Burnside of Rhode Island.
The needlework itself is in very good condition, just a few tiny brown spots above the spear point, no problems, the mat is cracked almost down the center and also the upper left corner.