Lot 506
Rosalia Beckenfehr's Large Pictorial Needlework, St. Marien Schule, New Orleans
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Worked in multi-color wool threads, depicting based the story of Jephthas in the Book of Judges in the Old Testament of the Hebrew Bible, three woman surround Jephthas' daughter in lament as she is to be sacrificed as a result of her father's vow to sacrifice the first person "out of the door" in return for victory at battle, worked to bottom register, "Die Tochter Jephthas / Rosalia Beckenfehr St. Marien Schule New Orleans" and date possibly 1871 (with stitch loss), presented under glass in a molded frame with gilt detailing.

Emigrating from their home country of Germany, a large number of Germans came through the Port of New Orleans and settled there. During the antebellum period, New Orleans had the largest German population below the Mason-Dixon Line and established their communities with schools and churches.

Sight size 47 x 36.5 in.; Frame size 54 x 43.5 in.

Private Collection, Wilmington, North Carolina

Good estate condition; scattered areas of thread loss; frame with some gilt loss and chips; not examined out-of-frame.