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Needlework Sampler, Ann M. Gerrish, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, dated August 20, 1832
Estimate
7,00010,000
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566
Needlework Sampler, Ann M. Gerrish, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, dated August 20, 1832
Estimate
7,00010,000
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Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Needlework Sampler, Ann M. Gerrish, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, dated August 20, 1832
Worked in silk stitches on a linen ground.
Height 17 1/4 in. by width 16 1/2 in.
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Provenance

Richard Candee, Post Oak Associates, Kittery, Maine, September 15, 1979

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 21, fig. 32)

Catalogue Note

Ann's balanced design, flawless lettering and minute tent stitches are more commonly found on English samplers than on American ones of this period: fortunately, she named her hometown. Ann Mary Gerrish (1821- 1850) was sixth among the thirteen children of Portsmouth brass founder Samuel Gerrish, Jr., and Mary G. Fernald. She married mast and block maker Thomas H. Odion (1828- 1883).

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York