Card painted by Persis Sibley, ca. 1831

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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.

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About This Item

  • 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: 11 cm x 6.3 cm
  • Local Code: 271* v-4
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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