Pole Screen Maker: of needlework Maria Holmes Leavitt (1798–1878)
Maker, attributed to: pole stand Daniel Clay (1770–1848)


Mahogany (pole screen); watercolor and needlework on silk


height: 62 in. (157.48 cm)
screen: 18 × 12 in. (45.72 × 30.48 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Davida Tenenbaum Deutsch in memory of Alvin Deutsch, LL.B. 1958, and in honor of Patricia E. Kane, Ph.D. 1987

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19th century


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Maria Holmes Leavitt (1798–1878), Greenfield, Massachusetts. Nathan Liverant and Son, Colchester, Conn., 1987; sold to Davida Tenenbaum Deutsch and Alvin Deutsch (1832–2021), New York (on loan as a promised gift to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2017–22); given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2022
  • Caryne Eskridge, "Sarah Hooker Leavitt's Worktable: Women, Education, and Art Making," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2018): 59–60, fig. 4.
  • "Nathan Liverant and Son advertisement," Antiques 131, no. 5 (May 1987): 920, ill.
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Women makers


"Maria H Leavitt," embroidered in gold thread, at base of screen

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