Sampler (USA), 1831
Medium: cotton and silk embroidery on cotton foundation
Technique: embroidered in cross and stem stitches on plain weave foundation
Label: cotton embroidered with cotton and silk in cross and stem stitches.
Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe. 1941-69-153.
- Embroidered by Margaret Barnholt, American
What is this?
A sampler with six scenes: a church with a garden, figures, animals, birds and butterflies in front; the garden of Eden with Adam and Eve; and a mourning scene with a weeping willow, and funerary urn, and four figures, two adults and two children. Three additional scenes show figures with animals and trees. With a rose vine border.
The verse reads:
Mother dear weep not for me
When to this yard my grave you see
my time was short and blest was he
that called me to eternity