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Object ID 1897.010.001
Object Name Sampler
Collection Textiles
Credit line Gift of Mr. H. F. Dure
Date circa 1790
Artist Elizabeth M. Richards
Made Elizabeth M. Richards
Description Framed needlework picture with the maker's inscription: "Elizabeth M. Richards Her work in her / 7th year." The piece has a 1 1/2" wide undulating stylized floral border that surrounds a central picture of a house with two trees, in front of which is a filed with five sheep and five figures (two male and three female) of different sizes.

Dimensions W-17.25 L-16.25 inches
Dimension Details framed dimensions; sampler is 14 3/8" w x 13 3/8" h
Subjects Textiles
Sewing
Needlework
Search Terms Samplers
Elizabeth Richards
Textiles
Sewing
Needlework
Elizabeth M. Richards
Needlework Pictures
Eighteenth Century
Material Linen; wool embroidery
Place of Origin Possibly Philadelphia or southeastern Pennsylvania