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Sampler (England), 1742

This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Sarah Phillips. It is dated 1742 and we acquired it in 2008. Its medium is silk embroidery on linen foundation and its technique is embroidery on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Myra Mathers and William H. Mathers. It is credited Gift of Myra M. and William H. Mathers.

Its dimensions are

Frame H x W: 49.5 x 37.5 cm (19 1/2 x 14 3/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Sarah Phillips worked in the 11th year of her age 1742 & finished 1773

Cite this object as

Sampler (England), 1742; Embroidered by Sarah Phillips ; silk embroidery on linen foundation; Frame H x W: 49.5 x 37.5 cm (19 1/2 x 14 3/4 in.); Gift of Myra M. and William H. Mathers; 2008-31-5

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