(Description taken from Betty Ring's auction catalogue Januarary 2012 at Sothby's)
FINE AND RARE EMBROIDERED AND PAINTED SILK PICTURE, SALLY
STROBRIDGE, PEIRCE ACADEMY, MIDDLEBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS,
Delicately worked in silk, gold metallic thread on a painted silk ground; inscribed on the
Height 15 1/4 in. by width 13 1/2 in.
American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection of Betty Ring at the Museum of
American Folk Art (p. 68, fig. 111)
Peirce Academy was established as a school for boys in 1808 and admitted girls by 1810, but there is no record
of the first preceptress. Sally Strobridge (1795-1875) was probably a day scholar at the academy. She was the daughter
of William Strobridge (c.1756-1843) and Hannah Crane of Middleborough (1760-1826), and she became the wife of
Gershom Crane. (Additional information provided by Carol and Stephen Huber).
ESTIMATE with 25% buyers premium $12,500 - $18,750
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