08-12-2001 08-12-2001
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Bolton MA
August 12, 2001 10:00AMCalender

Silk Needlework Mourning Picture

Auction: Sale #2092 - 2092 Location: Bolton Date / Time: August 12, 2001 10:00AM


Silk Needlework Mourning Picture, "Wrought by Mary J. Hennessey, of Waukesha Co. at St. Mary's Institute Milwaukee 1866," solidly stitched silk thread and watercolor on silk ground, the monument of lithographed silk ribbons inscribed, "in memory of Richard Hennessey who departed this life June 19, 1856," flanked by family members whose faces are photographic images, mounted in a mirrored shadow box, (minor imperfections to mirrored panels), 29 1/2 x 33 1/2 in. Note: A note on the reverse relates a brief history of the family.
Estimate $3,000-5,000


Milwaukee, Institute Milwaukee, Waukesha Co., Mary J. Hennessey, Richard Hennessey, St. Mary's Institute Milwaukee