Mourning Embroidery Maker: Unknown
Artist, school of: Susanna Rowson's Academy

ca. 1799

American Decorative Arts

Not on view

Silk thread, silk, watercolor, paper


Textile, sight: 21 1/4 × 16 in. (53.98 × 40.64 cm)
Framed: 24 3/4 × 19 1/2 in. (62.87 × 49.53 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth Ames class of 1979 in loving memory of Margaret A. Ames

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18th century


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Ronald A. DeSilva, Inc., New York, 1977; sale, Sotheby's, New York, February 1, 1978, lot 208. Eric and Carol Nordell, Northville, Mich.; sold to Margaret A. Ames (Mrs. Robert Ames, née Margaret Grossman (1920–2002), Providence, R.I., 1983; by inheritance to her daughter, Elizabeth Ames, Charlestown, Mass.; [sale, Christie's, New York, January 18–19, 2002, lot 3 (unsold)]; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2004

  • Robert Shaw and Jane Katcher, The Instruction of Young Ladies: Arts from Private Girls' Schools and Academies in Early America, exh. cat. (Cooperstown, N.Y.: Fenimore Art Museum, 2016), 52, no. 7
  • Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2007), 68, 357, pl. 46
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