Embroidered Sampler

Margaret (Peggy) Ingraham American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 727

This Bristol, Rhode Island, alphabet sampler includes a carefully stitched three-bay red brick Federal house on a dramatic black background. Two courting couples are being serenaded by a flutist who reads from the score on a music stand. The worked alphabet has the V preceding the U, an anomaly found on other Bristol samplers.

Embroidered Sampler, Margaret (Peggy) Ingraham (1778–1818), Silk embroidery on linen, American

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