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Painted "Sabbath School" Banner

Auction:
3121M
Lot:
294
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$923$750

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3121M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 12, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Painted "Sabbath School" Banner, Gloucester, England, early 19th century, oil on canvas depicting a two-story brick schoolhouse surrounded by a white picket fence with pupils in front, against a grassy landscape in a scroll frame reading: "SABBATH SCHOOLS FIRST INSTITUTED BY/ROBERT RAIKES at GLOUCESTER 1782.," ht. 23 1/4, wd. 35 in.

Provenance: Hillary Underwood, Woodstock, Vermont; Patricia Stauble Antiques, Wiscasset, Maine, October 14, 1984.

Note: Robert Raikes is the founder of the Sunday Schools movement in England. He was born in Gloucester, England, in 1736 and started his first school for the children of chimney sweeps in 1780.
The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art
Estimate $1,500-2,500


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Patricia Stauble Antiques, Sybil Kern, Hillary Underwood, Wiscasset, Woodstock, United Kingdom, England, Geography of England, Gloucester, Raikes, Robert Raikes, South West England, Sunday school

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