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Sampler

Date:
1719
Culture:
British
Medium:
Silk on linen
Dimensions:
H. 19 x W. 8 1/4 inches (48.3 x 21 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Embroidered
Credit Line:
From the Collection of Mrs. Lathrop Colgate Harper, Bequest of Mabel Herbert Harper, 1957
Accession Number:
57.122.59
Not on view
Signature: Dece/June/July 17/Martha Salkeld Wrought this Sampler no/Anno Domini 1719 the 7 year of her Age

Inscription: Alphabets and numerals;
let no man's mind on earthly things be bent/ but having food and raiment be content. I ti/
toutes les chofes que vous voulez que les/ hommes vous facent, faites les leur auffi/ femblement;car, c'eft la la loy et le pro/ phetes. Mattieu chapitre 7 verleet 12 July 17/ Fear God and keep his commendments for /this is the whole duty of man ecclesiastes 12
Mrs. Lathrop Colgate Harper , New York (until d. 1957; bequeathed to MMA)
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