Embroidered Sampler

Maker:
E. T. Townsend
Date:
ca. 1820
Geography:
Probably made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Linen embroidered with silk thread (?)
Dimensions:
16 1/2 x 13 7/8 in. (41.9 x 35.2 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.69.2
Not on view
Inscription: [inscribed in upper center]: (alphabet) The hands that wrought this work / And body must decay / But after death will rise again / O what a joyful day / When the Soul and body forever / United will be / To Praise our dear Saviour / Who is one in Three
[inscribed within heart in lower center]: E T / Townsends / Work. / Aged / 11 / years
American Art Galleries, Drake Sale, March 1913, lot 494