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Sampler (USA)

This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Esther Ann Frost. It is dated ca. 1800 and we acquired it in 2008. Its medium is silk embroidery on linen warp, cotton weft and its technique is embroidered on plain weave foundation. 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.

  • Drawing, Study of Two Roses
  • brush and gray wash, brush and black ink on heavy cream paper, lined.
  • Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.
  • 1925-1-349

Its dimensions are

Frame H x W x D: 24.1 x 24.8 cm (9 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.) Warp x Weft (unframed): 21.6 x 22.2 cm (8 1/2 x 8 3/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Esther Ann Frost aged 5 years

Cite this object as

Sampler (USA); Embroidered by Esther Ann Frost (American); silk embroidery on linen warp, cotton weft; Frame H x W x D: 24.1 x 24.8 cm (9 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.) Warp x Weft (unframed): 21.6 x 22.2 cm (8 1/2 x 8 3/4 in.); Gift of Myra M. and William H. Mathers; 2008-31-13

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