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585
Rare Needlework Sampler, Rebecca, Whitwell, probably Warren, Rhode Island, dated 1785
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585
Rare Needlework Sampler, Rebecca, Whitwell, probably Warren, Rhode Island, dated 1785
Estimate
20,00030,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Rare Needlework Sampler, Rebecca, Whitwell, probably Warren, Rhode Island, dated 1785
Worked in silk on linen; inscribed Rebecca Whitwell born June 2 1773 made this 1785. Some darkening of the linen; some minor losses at bottom; appears to retain its original frame and glass
Height 17 in. by width 12 5/8 in.
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Provenance

Theodore H. Kapnek, a sale at Sotheby's, sale number 4531Y, lot 36.

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring (p. 24, fig. 36);

Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee, illustrated p. 74, fig. 16.

Catalogue Note

Rebecca's sampler belongs to a group known as the "frolicking people" samplers of Newport, a form that was fully developed by 1769 and continued into the nineteenth century. For more about Rhode Island samplers, see Betty Ring, Let Virtue Be a Guide to Thee, illustrated p. 74, fig. 16.

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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