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Portrait of a woman sitting, 3/4 length, facing slightly left, with her left elbow resting on a round pedestal table. Her right hand in her lap, her left holds a piece of lace with a needle and thread stuck in it. She wears a gray-white dress with a white collar, a gold, green and amethyst pin, and a string of coral beads. It is in a simple black frame with beaded gilded inner moldings.
paintings (visual works)
oil paint (paint)
On the back, on a typed and black printed white Whitney Museum sticker (Obscured almost entirely by foamcore). [For the Folk Painters of Three Centuries show in 1980.] On the lower right back, on a white jelly label with a blue border (half obscured by foamcore) is: SARAH (BULL) [DORR]/Sister of Po[lly]/ (Bull) Dorr. Pic[obscured]/Rockerfeller Coll./ By Ammi Phillips, c.[obscured]/From Hugh P. Dorr,/Hoosick Falls, N.Y.
Title Painting Accession Number 1992.167
Phillips, Ammi, 1788-1865 (Maker)
USA, New England
40 x 33 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bertram and Nina Fletcher Little
in association with Whitney
New York state (United States)