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Maker: Mary Clapp Wooster, 1729–1807
Maker, probably by: Misses Ann and Elizabeth Cummings School, American, 1768–1776

Embroidered Coat of Arms of the Clopton Family

1768–76

Silk and metallic thread on silk

24 1/2 × 24 1/2 in. (62.2 × 62.2 cm)
Transferred from Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library
2018.85.1
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Textiles
Geography: 
Probably made in Boston, Massachusetts
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Mary Clapp Wooster (1729–1807) thus by descent until donated to Yale University Library, New Haven, Conn., prior to 1979; by transfer to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn. New Haven, Conn., 2018

Bibliography: 

Florence Mellows Montgomery, “Ceramics, Glass, and Textiles at Yale,” Antiques 117, no. 6 (June 1980): 1332, fig. 7.

“Acquisitions July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2018.pdf (accessed December 1, 2018).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.