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This screen is known as the "Revere screen" and descended in the family of Paul Revere to Mrs. Thayer. It is traditionally known as the work of Mrs. Revere, though its exact history is not clear. A note on the frame of the screen states "Lot 11. No. 534 / Drawn by / Edward H.R. Revere / Gave to Mary C. Rogers, and another tag, Piece of Needlework 534 / John P. Rupert (?) / Robert Rogers. In the 1813 inventory of Paul Rever's estate is listed: "1 screen $2". 1930; lent by Mrs. Nathaniel Thayer July 30, 1930; 1935, gift of Mrs. Pauline Revere Thayer (Accession Date December 5, 1935)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Pauline Revere Thayer


Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 112


Overall: 163.8 x 70.5 x 57.2 cm (64 1/2 x 27 3/4 x 22 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Mahogany , needlework




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