An anonymous Boston area silk on silk mourning scene in memory of Sally Kimball, died May 17, 1790. The painted angel and in particular the embroidery style is identical to examples in Betty Ring, Girlhood Embroidery, pages 82,83. Sally Kimball was born in 1759 in Bradford. This needlework is in excellent condition and remains on its original mount. The frame and glass are old replacements. 13" wide X 15' high sampler size.
EMBROIDERED AND PAINTED SILK 'PRINTWORK' MOURNING PICTURE: IN MEMORY OF CYRUS AND BETSEY NORTHROP, ANONYMOUS, LITCHFIELD, CONNECTICUT, CIRCA 1805 Worked with black silk on a silk ground. Height 13 1/2 in. by width 17 1/4 in.