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Hinesburg, Vermont silk embroidery - Huber
Hester Leavenworth
Silk embroidered picture
Hinesburg, Vermont c.1810

A hand written note on the backboard indicates Hester attended a private girl's school in Boston.

The embroidered picture depicts an elegantly dressed weeping woman standing by a meandering stream in a bucolic setting being surreptitiously observed by a hiding young man. It may be an unfinished scene as the stream seems it should be watercolored a water color.

Hester was born in 1796 and lived in Hinesburg, VT and probably went to boarding school in her mid-teens. Her father was General Nathan Leavenworth and could well afford to send Hester to a private boarding school. At age twenty she married Harry Miller and lived in Williston, VT until her death at age 67 in 1864.

Silk and watercolor on silk; 15 ½" x 13 ½" sight, 18" x 16" glass, 22 ½" x 20 ½" framed.


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