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Embroidered sampler

Maker:
Jane Simonton Chapman (born 1794)
Date:
1808
Geography:
Made in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Linen embroidered with cotton
Dimensions:
21 x 11 1/2 in. (53.3 x 29.2 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Gift of Miss Jane A. Everdell in memory of Cornelia Augusta Chapman Everdell, 1923
Accession Number:
23.20.6
Not on view
Inscription: inscribed in upper center: [four alphabets]; inscribed in lower center: Excell and emulate thy P[a]rents Praise/ Let thy intrinsic worth the tribute rais[e]/ In every useful art thy time employ/ Ze[a]lous to gain esteem true hea[r]t felt joy/ This is Mrs Jane Simonton's work aged 14 years / 1808
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