- Item 17363 - Card painted by Persis Sibley, ca. 1831
- Contributed by Maine Historical Society
- Item 17363
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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.Show Details
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.