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| Lot#: || 257 |
| Description: || OUTSTANDING LEVINEA CAMPBELL, 1824 VIRGINIA |
OUTSTANDING LEVINEA CAMPBELL, 1824 VIRGINIA NEEDLEWORK PICTORIAL SAMPLER, silk on linen, seven rows of ABCs and numerals, two rows ending with 1824, above "Levinea Campbell's Sampler Aged 14" and a yellow Federal-style house and dependency with a picket fence and tall trees, the whole framed by sawtooth and running vine borders. Modern conservation framing. Rockingham or Shenandoah Co., VA. 1824. 17 1/2" x 16 1/2" sight.
Excellent condition with outstanding color, only a few scattered light stains. Not examined out of frame.
Published: Ivey - In the Neatest Manner: The Making of the Virginia Sampler Tradition, p. 88, fig. 120.
Exhibited: Colonial Williamsburg, 1997; the Art Museum of Western Virginia, 1999.
Literature: See Ivey, p. 89 for two additional examples and a further discussion of the "yellow house" group. See Brunk Auctions, 7/11/09, lot 151 for an example dated 1844.
Provenance: Property of Dr. Charles and Elizabeth Umstott, Newport News, VA.
H. Marshall Goodman, Richmond, VA.
Private Richmond, VA collection.
Mary Cramer, Bridgewater, VA.
Catalogue Note: Levinea Campbell's sampler represents the earliest recorded example from the New Market, Virginia "Yellow House" group. Characteristics of this pictorial group include a central yellow house, picket fence with gate, tall trees, sawtooth banding, and a running vine border. Dates recorded on the known examples range from 1824 to 1845. Levinea's work and another almost identical specimen inscribed "Rockingham County Virginia" are the only ones not to indicate "New Market" within the lettering. It is thought that the "yellow house" samplers were worked by attendees of the New Market Female Seminary. Because of the school's location just north of the Rockingham County border, students included girls from both Shenandoah and Rockingham Counties.
| Estimate: || 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 |
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| Name || June 25, 2011: Americana, Antiques, Fine & Decorative Arts |
| Date(s) || Saturday, June 25, 2011 |
| Location || 2177 Green Valley Lane |
Mt. Crawford, VA
| Buyer Premium || 15% |
| Auction Notice ||Prices include 15% buyer's premium. |
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