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Millsent Connor sampler

Embroidered sampler, 1799 Millsent Connor (American, born 1789) Boston, Massachusetts Silk on linen; 21 1/8 x 16 1/4 in. (53.66 x 41.28 cm) Inscribed: millsent connor her Work aged ten boston 1799 Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1974 (1974.42) This sampler belongs to a small but distinctive group made in Boston at the end of the eighteenth century. These samplers are characterized by low-hanging clouds and a naive quality that suggests they were designed by the children themselves, rather than stitched from patterns provided by their teacher.

Date: 1799

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