ELIZA SPRAGUE STEARNS c. 1808
Boston, Massachusetts silk embroidered memorial
Susanna Rowson School
RELIGION/ CHARITY & WORD/ SLEEP HERE/ WAITING THE/ RESURRECTION/ OF THE JUST…SACRED TO THE MEMORY/ of/ JOSEPH
SPRAGUE Esq/ Obit Feby 15 1808 AE 69 And/ Mrs. Elizabeth SPRAGUE/ HIS WIFE/ Obit May 2 1807 AE 64.
Eliza stitched this beautiful memorial to her grandparents at Susanna Rowson's school in Boston. Mrs. Rowson was
renown for the outstanding academic instruction she provided for her young ladies. She was a talented writer, artist,
musician, actress and needlewoman. Her novel Charlotte Temple was a huge success and is remains in print today.
Silk and watercolor on silk: 18" x 12 ½" sight size.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER
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