Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1786

GUSN

GUSN-24801

Description

Multi-colored silk embroidery on linen background; various renderings of the alphabet at top; signed "Sarah Coffin Born April the 16 1774 (?)...Finished May 15, 1786 Ann Warters." Lower third is a rich depiction of Adam & Eve and the apple tree flanked by parrots and hearts. Partial transcription on back.

Details

Descriptive Terms

samplers (embroidery)
needlework (visual works)
linen (material)
silk (textile)
education
religions (concept)
Silk
Linen
Education
Religion
Sampler

People and Organizations

Adam & Eve

Maker

Coffin, Sarah, b. 1779 (Maker)

Dimensions

24.875 x 19.5 (HxW) (inches)

Accession Number

1942.815

Places

Massachusetts (United States)