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Large pictorial sampler with elaborate floral border embroidered primarily in satin stitch; central portion of sampler includes an alphabet, a moral verse, and a pastoral scene in the center with stag and parrot in a tree. Moral verse: "From My Beginning May The / Almighty Powers Blessings...

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Provenance

Purchased at auction, Skinner sale

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously and Frank B. Bemis Fund

American, 1771

  • Embroidered by Sally Jackson, Massachusetts (probably Boston) born in 1760
Object Place

Boston, New England colonies, U.S.A.

Dimensions

Height x width: 30 x 20 in. (76.2 x 50.8 cm)

Accession Number

2001.739

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave, embroidered with silk in cross, split, French knot and stem stitches

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles