SOUTH CAROLINA VICTORIAN NEEDLEWORK PICTURE, wool on felt, central bouquet of flowers in polychrome thread on a black ground. Writing to back wood panel, reading "Made in / 1858 / By / Linnie Cooper / who later / married / George James / Graham". Housed under glass in original frame. Circa 1858. 19 1/2" x 25 1/2" sight, 22 1/2" x 28 5/8" OA.
Some toning and fading, scattered losses to wool thread, felt with several scattered small holes, frame with wear and scratches, some flaking to edges, slight warping of back panels. Not examined out of frame.
Provenance: The Jack and Tommie Marsh collection, Columbia, SC._x000D_
Descended in the Marsh family.
Catalogue Note: One of three needlework pictures by Mary Linnie Cooper Graham (1840-1902). She was the fourth wife of George James Graham, Sr., who was the sheriff of Williamsburg Co., SC for many years. Both are buried at Indiantown Presbyterian Church Cemetery near Hemingway, SC. The three pieces descended through the family from Hallie Graham Snowden to Mary Elizabeth Snowden Marsh to Samuel J. Marsh.