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Hybrid sampler and mourning picture with weeping willow and urn worked in polychrome silk threads on green linsey-woolsey ground. Inscribed, "An affectionate child pays this tribute of respect to the memory of her father who died 19th June 1808. Aet 48."


Inherited by John Noble (1829-1909), donor's great grandfather and nephew of Mary Noble; Inherited by John Noble (1875-1942); Inherited by John Noble (1908-1964); Inherited by John Noble (born in 1937); Gift to the MFA, December 15, 2004. Stanton & Coe reference: Mrs. Ellen Rollins.

Credit Line

Gift of John Noble, M.D. and Family

American, 1808

Object Place

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States


Overall: 62.2 x 58.1 cm (24 1/2 x 22 7/8 in.) Framed: 65.4 x 61.6 x 1.6 cm (25 3/4 x 24 1/4 x 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool and linen plain weave embroidered with silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts