08-13-2017 08-13-2017
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3022M Marlborough
August 13, 2017 10:00 AMCalender

Elizabeth Whittemore Needlework and Painted Memorial

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3022M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 13, 2017 10:00AM


Elizabeth Whittemore Needlework and Painted Memorial, Charlestown, Massachusetts, c. 1803, depicting Elizabeth beneath a willow tree standing next to a memorial to her sister Mary reading "IN Memory/of/Mary/Whittemore/obit Jan 28th/1803/Wrought by her sister/Eliza Whittemore, in original elaborate gilt-gesso frame, sight ht. 19 3/4, wd. 23 in.

Provenance: Descended through the Harrison family of Charlestown, Massachusetts.

Note: Elizabeth Whittemore was born 1791 to Nathan and Mehitable Carter Whittemore of Charlestown, Massachusetts. She died in 1860.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

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Elizabeth Whittemore, Mehitable Carter Whittemore, Eliza Whittemore, Nathan Whittemore