Summer Americana Auction

Lot 74:

Philadelphia Needlework by Sarah Elwell, 1826.

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Start price: $1,200

Estimated price: $2,500 - $3,500

Buyer's premium: 20%

Inscribed "Lord this task in faith sincere / The wisdom from above / To touch my heart with filial fear / And pure celestial love / My selfish will in time subdue / And mortify my pride / And lend my youth a sacred clue / To find the crucified." Frame 23 x 17.5 inches.

Exhibited: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1991-1992, lent by Mrs. James A. Edmunds.