645
645
Fine Needlework Sampler, Catharin Brubaker, New Holland School, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, dated 1823
Estimate
6,0008,000
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645
Fine Needlework Sampler, Catharin Brubaker, New Holland School, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, dated 1823
Estimate
6,0008,000
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Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Fine Needlework Sampler, Catharin Brubaker, New Holland School, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, dated 1823
worked in silk stitches on a linen ground, signed Catharin Brubaker's Performance in the twelth year of her age, New Holland School, February 1823.
Height 10 1/2 by width 13 3/4 in.
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Provenance

Richard H. and Virginia A. Wood, Baltimore, Maryland, May 24, 1965

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art  (p. 45, fig. 76)

Catalogue Note

Catharin's wreath suggests Quaker influence , and performed or performance occurs more often on Quaker work than on other samplers (see Martha Rogers, fig. 24); it also appears on a New Holland School sampler of 1839 (Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania ). This was a German and English common school founded in 1796 and located on the Lutheran Congregation's land. Catharin (1811 - 1895) named her parents, Abraham Brubaker (1777-1847) and Anna (1781- 1831) of New Holland; also, her Preceptoress R. Rakestraw. Catharin's married name was Ranck.

Catharin Brubaker's mother was Anna Zell.  (Additional information provided by Carol and Stephen Huber).

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York