(Description taken from Betty Ring's auction catalogue January 2012 at Sotheby's)
FINE SILK EMBROIDERED AND PAINTED NEEDLEWORK PICTURE: "THE
MOTHER'S HOPE", ELIZA C. FLINT AT MISS PAYNES SEMINARY, BOSTON,
MASSACHUSETTS, DATED 1808
In silk threads on a silk ground; in the original eglomise mat, inscribed Wrought by Eliza C. Flint at Miss Paynes
Seminary Boston 1808.
Height 9 1/2 in. by width 7 1/2 in.
James Gundry, Houston (print); The Green Bottle Antiques, Houston, Texas
American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of
American Folk Art (p. 66, fig. 107
Eliza Conklin Flint (b.1792) was the daughter of Dr. Austin Flint and Elizabeth Henshaw Bascomb. She married the
Boston merchant John Clapp (1786-1852) on August 5,1817, and they had six children. Schoolmistress Eloise Richards
Payne (1787-1819) was the daughter of Boston schoolmaster William Payne (1746-1812) and Sarah Isaacs (1757-1807).
He kept the Berry Street Academy from 1799 until 1809, Eloise was teaching in Newport, Rhode Island. She was the
sister of John Howard Payne, dramatist, and lyricist of Home Sweet Home.
ESTIMATE with 25% buyers premium $7,500 - $10,000
Special Offering: Sold
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