649
649
Needlework Sampler, "The Eagle", Hetty Rosalia Gruets, probably Pennsylvania, circa 1826
Estimate
10,00015,000
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649
Needlework Sampler, "The Eagle", Hetty Rosalia Gruets, probably Pennsylvania, circa 1826
Estimate
10,00015,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Needlework Sampler, "The Eagle", Hetty Rosalia Gruets, probably Pennsylvania, circa 1826
Worked in silk on linen; signed Hetty Rosalia Gruets Work Aged 12 Years AD.
Height 15 1/2 in. by width 18 in.
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Provenance

Ronald Bourgeault, September 24, 1981

Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art (p. 40, fig. 66)

Catalogue Note

It is likely that Hetty removed the date of her sampler in later life, for many women disliked such conspicuous evidence of their age.

Hetty Rosalia Gruet was born in 1818, the daughter of Frederick Gruet and Jane Ball, in North Farms, Essex County, New Jersey, now Maplewood.  She married James Drake April 4, 1845 in Newark, New Jersey. (Additional information provided by Carol and Stephen Huber).

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York