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Needlework Sampler, Mary Wright, Norton Academy, England, dated 1811
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 USD
JUMP TO LOT
672
Needlework Sampler, Mary Wright, Norton Academy, England, dated 1811
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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Needlework Sampler, Mary Wright, Norton Academy, England, dated 1811
Worked in silk stitches on a linen ground with charmingly rendered sailor and soldier.
Height 17 1/2 in. by width 17 1/4 in.
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Exhibited

American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of American Folk Art  (p. 52, fig. 89)

Catalogue Note

The English origin of Mary's sampler is conspicuous, but the same materials and technique are commonly found on American samplers, and quite possibly other designs from the Norton Academy could be mistaken for American work.

Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring

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New York