Embroidered Memorial by 13 Year Old Nancy Fisher To Her Mother, Canton, MA dated 1808



Nancy Fisher
Memorial to her mother

Canton, MA 1808

 

Inscribed/ to the memory/ of Mrs Susanna Fisher/ who died Jan 2. 1799/ Aged 31 years./  Lo where this silent/ marble weeps a friend/ a wife a mother/ sleeps.

 

(On Glass) WROUGHT BY NANCY FISHER AT CANTON AGED 13 Y. 1809

 

This beautifully embroidered and painted memorial was stitched by Nancy Fisher (1792 – 1820) to commemorate her mother Susanna.  The faces and backgrond painting were often done by a professional artist.  The painting on this piece is attributed to John Johnston.  The stitcher was usually depicted herself as the mourner either by herself or within a family group.   

 

Nancy was the third of five children of Elijah Fisher (1765 – 1813) and Susanna Hixon (1768 – 1799).

 

Silk & watercolor on silk.

 



Dealer Stephen & Carol Huber
Date: 1808
Origin Canton, MA
Artist/Maker Nancy Fisher
Measurements 18 x 15 inches framed
Inventory View Dealer's Inventory
Website http://www.AntiqueSamplers.com
Price $4,800
Contact Stephen & Carol Huber, 860-304-9459 or  hubers@antiquesamplers.com

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