Card painted by Persis Sibley, ca. 1831
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Persis Sibley, 19, painted this primrose theorem card. Sibley, who grew up in Freedom, taught school, read avidly, and had a lively interest in many different subjects. She married Charles Andrews, an Augusta lawyer, when she was 28.
Theorem painting, which was popular in the early nineteenth century, used a variety of stencils for each painting which allowed the painter to create vivid pictures.
- Title: Card painted by Persis Sibley, ca. 1831
- Creator: Black, Persis Sibley Andrews
- Creation Date: circa 1831
- Subject Date: circa 1831
- Town: Freedom
- County: Waldo
- State: ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions (cm): 11 x 6.3
- Local Code: 271* v-4
- Object Type: Image
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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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