From the Collection of Mrs. Lathrop Colgate Harper, Bequest of Mabel Herbert Harper, 1957
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)