(Description taken from Betty Ring's auction catalogue January 2012 at Sotheby's)
FINE AND RARE EMBROIDERED AND PAINTED SILK MOURNING PICTURE,
HANNAH CLAPP, MASSACHUSETTS, DATED 1809
Elegantly worked in silk stitches and chenille on a silk ground; inscribed on paper beneath the needlework, Hannah
Clapp, AET. 12 1809; glass replaced.
Height 22 1/2 in. by width 20 1/4 in.
Ruth Troiani, Pound Ridge, New York, Summer, 1977.
American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of
American Folk Art (p. 69, fig. 113) CATALOGUE NOTE
Hannah Clapp was the daughter of Boston carpenter James Clapp (1770-1827) and Nancy Hassell (1761-1819). She married
Daniel S. Harrington (c. 1796-1826) of Lexington in April 1821, and Luther Brooks (1800-1839) of East Cambridge
on June 1, 1830.
ESTIMATE with 25% buyers premium $12,500 - $18,700
Special Offering: Sold
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