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Designed and Painted by Samuel Folwell, Worked by Anna Greer

a silk on silk needlework family picture

Designed and Painted by Samuel Folwell (1764-1813), Worked by Anna Greer
a silk on silk needlework family picture — depicting Miss Anna Greer [afterward Mrs. Dr. Job Palmer], flanked by Greer’s mother [Mrs. William Wray (née Fleming)] and sister [Mrs. David Agnew (née Mary Greer)], along with her mother’s second husband [Mr. William Wray], their four children and a pet lamb; all placed in a landscape near a family mausoleum
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1802
silk and chenille embroidered on painted silk, eglomise glass, giltwood
sight: 26 7/8″ x 31″

Descended in the family of the subjects
Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., New York, New York, The American Heritage Auction of Americana, 30 January 1982, Sale 4785Y, Lot 942
Marguerite Riordan, Winter Antiques Show, New York, New York, 30 January 1984
Mr. & Mrs. Henry W. Kaufman, Deerfield, Illinois
Thence by descent

Catalog Note:
Family history attributed the likenesses to Charles Wilson Peale; however, additional research with the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum in Washington DC indicated that the subjects were painted by Samuel Folwell.


Condition Report:
Frame: 33 1/2″h x 37 5/8″w x 3″d
Please contact Toomey & Co. Auctioneers for a detailed condition report: [email protected] or 708-383-5234.

SKU: S3001L33R39421

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