Embroidered Sampler

Mary Munro American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 727

Mary Munro was a student at Miss Balch's School (1785–1847/8), the best-known girls' academy in Providence. Samplers like this one and later silk-embroidered needlework pictures made by Mary Balch's students form the largest body of schoolgirl needlework that can be attributed to a specific school. Although Miss Balch's school is not actually named in stitching on any examples, some say "Providence," and accurate depictions of well-known buildings in the city appear on others.

Embroidered Sampler, Mary Munro (born 1776), Silk embroidery on linen, American

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