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Rare and Important Needlework Sampler, Anna Pope, Spencer, Massachusetts, dated 1796
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LOT SOLD. 50,000 USD
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512
Rare and Important Needlework Sampler, Anna Pope, Spencer, Massachusetts, dated 1796
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 USD
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Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Rare and Important Needlework Sampler, Anna Pope, Spencer, Massachusetts, dated 1796
Worked in silk on linen with the Pope home and area of flame-stitched embroidery. In the original sawtooth inlaid frame.
Height 16 in. by width 21 3/4 in.
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Provenance

The Collection of Edgar and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, a sale at Sotheby's, sale number 3595, January 24, 1974, lot 120.

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art, (pp. 6-7; figs. 7, 7a, 8, 9)

Catalogue Note

Anna Pope (1784-1826) was the fourth child and only daughter of the Reverend Joseph Pope (1745-1859) of Spencer, Massachusetts. Her father was the pastor of the Church of Christ in Spencer from 1773 until 1818. On September 2, 1810, Anna married Roswell Shurtleff (1773-1851) of East Windsor, Connecticut, who became professor of divinity at Dartmouth College. They had five children.

After her death her husband Professor Shurtleff said, "She was truly an helpmeet—one who did me good and not evil all the days of her life."  By her vivacity and cheerfulness she was eminently fitted to comfort him in his hours of suffering and depression.  But it pleased God to take her from him in March, 1826, after having enjoyed with her, during sixteen years, a degree of domestic happiness which rarely falls to the lot of man."  History of Dartmouth College. (Additional information provided by Carol and Stephen Huber).

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York