RELIGION/ CHARITY & WORD/ SLEEP HERE/ WAITING THE/ RESURRECTION/ OF THE JUST…SACRED TO THE MEMORY/ of/ JOSEPH SPRAGUE Esq/ Obit Feby 15 1808 AE 69 And/ Mrs. ELIZABETH SPRAGUE/ HIS WIFE/ Obit May 2 1807 AE 64.
Eliza Sprague Stearns stitched this beautiful silk embroidered memorial to her grandparents while attending Susanna Rowson’s school in Boston. Mrs. Rowson was renown for the outstanding academic instruction she provided for her young ladies. She was a talented writer, artist, musician, actress and needlewoman. Her novel Charlotte Temple was a huge success and remains in print today.
Silk and watercolor on silk: 24 x 18-1/2 inches framed.
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