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Stephen & Carol Huber: 17th - 19th Century Needlework

Huber - sampler by Hannah Chruchill of Plymouth, MA
Hannah Churchill
Antique needlework sampler
Plymouth, MA dated 1826

Hannah stitched one of the most outstanding samplers known from the Plymouth group. She included on this stunning sampler a memorial to her two sisters who both died at a very young age and who were both named Sally. The monuments are enhanced with paper panels.

Typical of Plymouth samplers is the painted bottom panel and the octagonal format. The school where these were made in Plymouth was taught by Sarah and Deborah Turner and their Swedish sister-in-law Maria deVerdier Turner who married their sea captain brother Lothrop Turner when he was on a voyage to Sweden. Although neither spoke the others language, they fell in love, married and returned to the States during the War of 1812. She being an accomplished needle-woman and painter brought her skills to the school.

Hannah was the fourth of seven children born to Job Churchill (1787-1826) and Hannah T. Hrlow (1789-1866) both descendants of the founding families of Massachusetts dating to the Mayflower. She married Allen Holmes in Plymouth on March 17, 1840, and they had three children.

Silk, paper, ink, and paint on linen; 16 ¼ x 17 ¼ sight.


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