This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Hetty Lees, American. It is dated 1799 and we acquired it in 1970. Its medium is silk embroidery on linen foundation and its technique is embroidered in rococo, satin and cross stitches on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.
This object was
Emily Coe Stowell.
It is credited
Bequest of Emily Coe Stowell from the Coe Collection.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 50.5 x 42.9 cm (19 7/8 x 16 7/8 in.)
It is inscribed
Hetty Lees Her Work Done in the Tenth Year of Her Age July the 17 1799
Cite this object as
Sampler (USA); Embroidered by Hetty Lees, American ; silk embroidery on linen foundation; H x W: 50.5 x 42.9 cm (19 7/8 x 16 7/8 in.); Bequest of Emily Coe Stowell from the Coe Collection; 1970-28-16