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At age 13, Sophia Witherbe completed this needlework picture as part of her training at an all-female academy. Religious scenes, such as this of Joseph dreaming near a stream, were typical in schoolgirl art. These types of subjects reinforced religious education, while the needlework practice prepared girls for more 'practical' applications of the craft in the home.
depth 1.75 in ; height 27.5 in ; width 34.25 in