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Description

Tall vertical sampler on natural linen, now yellowed. Three alphabets included, one in buttonhole stitch. Three floral borders. Truncated version of verse; "Remember time Will [shortly] Come/ When we [a strict] account must give/ To God the righteous Judge of all/ How we [up]on [this] earth did (do) live." Red, green, blue, pink, yellow. At bottom: "Abigail Bromfeild (sic) her Sampler aged/ 11 Years 1737."

Details

Maker
Bromfield, Abigail, 1726- (Embroiderer)
Date
1737
Material
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Places
Probably Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Alphabet
alphabets (symbols)
Education
education
Linen
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
Silk
silk (textile)
Dimensions
16.5 x 8.625 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1982.2
GUSN
55969
Reference Notes
Bolton & Coe. American Samplers. [No Publisher].

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