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Rare Needlework Sampler, Prudence Dunbar, Philadelphia, dated 1740
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
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622
Rare Needlework Sampler, Prudence Dunbar, Philadelphia, dated 1740
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Rare Needlework Sampler, Prudence Dunbar, Philadelphia, dated 1740

Worked in silk on linen; signed Prudence Dunbar Her work made in the 12 year of Her Age 1740. In a deep Philadelphia frame and sewn to the wood backboard; some darkening of linen; colors vibrant.


Height 16 1/4 in. by width 9 3/4 in.
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Provenance

Davida Deutsch, New York.

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 36, fig. 59)

Catalogue Note

The geometric center-band pattern appears on many samplers of this group, including the 1727 examples by Ann Marsh and Mary Morris. For others dated 1730 and 1731, see Bolton and Coe, American Samplers, Pls. CX and Cl. According to the customary arrangement of names on related samplers, Prudence Dunbar (b . c. 1729) was the daughter of David Dunbar and Sarah Crowell. She has not been identified, although several Dunbars were in Philadelphia, 1730-1740, including David, whose daughter Elizabeth was christened at the First Presbyterian Church in 1735.

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York