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Fine and Rare Needlework Sampler, Betsy Gail, Marblehead, Massachusetts, circa 1790
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508
Fine and Rare Needlework Sampler, Betsy Gail, Marblehead, Massachusetts, circa 1790
Schätzung
40.00060.000
Los Verkauft 170,500 USD (Hammerpreis mit Käuferprovision)
ZU LOS SPRINGEN

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Fine and Rare Needlework Sampler, Betsy Gail, Marblehead, Massachusetts, circa 1790
Worked in fresh-colored silk threads on a linen ground; signed along the bottom, Betsy Gails sampler aged 9 years.
Height 17 1/4 in. by width 14 3/4 in.
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Provenienz

Bihler & Coger, Ashley Falls, Massachusetts

Ausgestellt

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 11, fig. 15)

Katalognotizen

Betsy had difficulty crowding this verse within her border.

Plain as This Canvas was as Plain we Find
Unletterd Unadornd The Female Mind
No Nice Ideas Fill The Vacant Soul
No Graceful Colouring Animate The Whole
With Close Attention Carefully In wrought
Fair Education Paints the Pleasing Thought
Inserts the Curious Lines on Proper Ground
Completes The: Work And Scatters Roses round


Betsy Gail (b . 1781) was the daughter of Captain Samuel Gail (b . 1725) and Mary Blackler (1742-1829). Probably she was the Elizabeth Gale who married Elias Briars in Marblehead on April 21, 1799.

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York