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Description

Multi-colored silk embroidery on linen background; various renditions of the alphabet; lower third portrays Adam & Eve looking towards a central, stylized apple tree. Flanking parrots and hearts. Signed: "Elizabeth Coffin...September the 3 1789." Attributed to school of Ann Warters (or Waters), Newburyport.

Details

Maker
Coffin, Elizabeth, b. 1772 (Maker)
Date
1789
Material
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Education
education
Linen
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Religion
religions (concept)
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
Silk
silk (textile)
People and organizations
Adam & Eve
Dimensions
27.625 x 20.75 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1942.814
GUSN
24800

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