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Sampler made at a Quaker school

Silk embroidery on linen
H. 12 1/4 x W. 16 inches (31.1 x 40.6 cm)
Credit Line:
From the Collection of Mrs. Lathrop Colgate Harper, Bequest of Mabel Herbert Harper, 1957
Accession Number:
Not on view
The Museum is fortunate to have this fine example of an English Quaker school sampler; American Quaker samplers are more numerous. Eliza Dymond Hull worked this sampler when she was nine years old. Eliza’s given name was Elizabeth and she was a fifth generation Quaker living in Uxbridge. She married John Fell from London in 1816 and died, perhaps in childbirth, in 1819.
Signature: Eliza: Dymond Hull F.bridge 1799

Inscription: Alphabets, numerals, punctuation marks
F.T. Bontell , London (until 1918) ; Mrs. Lathrop Colgate Harper , New York (until d. 1957; bequeathed to MMA)
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