Hannah Phippen Schoolgirl Needlework SamplerHannah Phippen (American, 1768-1837)
Salem, Massachusetts, 1781
Likely from the Sarah Stivour School (1787-1810)
20 x 16 _ inches
The sampler by Hannah Phippen says ÒHANNAH PHIPPEN HER SAMP / LER WROUGHT / 1781 IN THE 13 / YEAR OF HER / AGE THIS NEE / DEL (sic) WORK OF / MINE CAN TEL / L WHEN I A CHI / LD WAS L[E]ARNED / WELL AND BY MY / ELDERS WAS / TOUGHT NOT TO SPEND MY / TIME FOR NOUGHTÓ
Sampler made by Hannah Phippen at the age of thirteen, thence by direct descent through the Kittredge family of North Andover, Massachusetts to the present owner. Provenance: Hannah Phippen (1768-1837) married George Hodges (1765-1827) to their daughter;
Hannah Hodges (1793-1877) married Dr. Joseph Kittredge (1783-1874), son of Thomas Kittredge (1746-1818), to their son;
Joseph Kittredge (1822-1878) to his daughter Anna Kittredge (1848-1926) to her son;
Joseph Kittredge Elliot (1883-1939) to his son;
Joseph Kittredge Elliot, Jr. (1925-2006) to his daughter, the present owner.
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800
Condition: considering the age of this needlework, the color is excellent. The figure of the young lady is not finished.