(Description taken from Betty Ring's auction catalogue Januarary 2012 at Sotheby's)
RARE EMBROIDERED AND PAINTED SILK MOURNING PICTURE, ATTRIBUTED TO SARAH TOBIAS, COLUMBIA COUNTY, NEW YORK, CIRCA
Worked in silk, chenille, paint and ink on silk; inscribed on the plinth, A Daughter's, Tribute in Memory of Her
Deceased Parents... Glass of later date.
Height 20 in. by width 26 3/4 in.
Malcolm Stearns, Jr., Hobart House, March 11, 1976.
American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of
American Folk Art (p. 96, fig. 154)
Attributed to Sarah Tobias (b. 1791), the only daughter of Daniel Tobias (c . 1766-1797) nd Ruth Newcomb of Kalina
Kill, Columbia County. A similar blend of colors with white and grey paint was used at Sarah Pierce's Academy in
ESTIMATE with 25% buyers premium $10,000 - $15,000
Special Offering: Sold
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