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Sampler inscribed "There is No Charm in the female Sex that can supply the Place of Vertue without Innocence. Beauty is unlovely and Quality contemptable. good Breeding degenerates into Wantonness and Wit into impudence. A Vertuou person struggling with Misfortunes and rising above them is an...

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Purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Berger; Gift to the MFA, September 17, 2003

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Berger in memory of Susan Jeannette Westfall

English, 1745

Object Place

Hesket, England


Overall: 44.5 x 31.8 x 1.9 cm (17 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk and metallic threads


Textiles and Fashion Arts