(Description taken from Betty Ring's auction catalogue Januarary 2012 at Sotheby's)
FINE SILK EMBROIDERED MOURNING PICTURE: IN MEMORY OF MR. JOHN
WHITE, SALOME HOBART, MARY BALCH'S SCHOOL, PROVIDENCE, RHODE
ISLAND, DATED 1803. Worked in silk and hair on a silk ground; signed wrought by Salome Hobart, 1803. Original glass
Height 20 1/2 in. by width 20 1/2.
Schindler's Antiques, Charleston, South Carolina, December 1, 1970.
Betty Ring's Collection
Stephen and Carol Huber - Dealers
Dan and Marty Campanelli Collection
American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American
Folk Art (p. 91, fig. 145)
This and Abby Dean's memorial are unusual for having a lustrous embroidered sky, not yet known on other pieces
from Mary Balch's school. The fully embroidered figure with real hair was inspired by a Washington memorial engraving
published by Pemberand Luzarder in Philadelphia in 1800. Salome Hobart (c. 1783-1861) was the daughter of Colonel
Aaron Hobart (1729-1808) and his second wife, Thankful White Adams (1747-1822) of Abington, Massachusetts. She
married Marcus Alden (1782-1848) of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and died in Stamford, Connecticut. Salome Hobart
married New York City music teacher Marcus Alden. They lived in New York and had two children. (Additional information
provided by Carol and Stephen Huber).
ESTIMATE with 25% buyers premium $10,000 - $15,000
Offered now for $5,600
To discuss or purchase this item call (860) 388-6809 or email: Hubers@Antiquesamplers.com