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    Sale 5931

    The Sunday Sale Including the Property of the Late Audrey Burton O.B.E.

    31 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 73

    CHRIST AND THE WOMAN OF SAMARIA

    ANNE BYWATER, ENGLISH, DATED 1712

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    CHRIST AND THE WOMAN OF SAMARIA
    ANNE BYWATER, ENGLISH, DATED 1712
    The shield-shaped petit-point worked with central figures at the well, surrounded by flowers and exotic creatures including phoenix, a lion and leopard, and peacocks and with text from the biblical gospel of John, chapter four above the date May 17 Anno Domini 1712
    Framed and glazed
    The embroidery 21 x 33.5in. (53.3 x 85cm.),
    the frame 25 x 41in. (63.5 x 104cm.)


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    Bywater appears often as a surname in this period in Yorkshire, and the embroideress of this unusual piece is likely to have been one of the several born in the late 17th century in this area.

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