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Object ID 1895.015
Object Name Sampler
Collection Textiles
Credit line Gift of Howell S. England
Date 1845
Artist Mary Elizabeth Boys
Made Mary Elizabeth Boys
Description Sampler on linen that is embroidered in dark brown with a border of alphabet letters in capitals around three sides. This border surrounds a four line poem: "Permit thy gracious name to stand / As the first effort of my youthful hand / And while my fingers o'er this canvass [sic] move / Engage my tender heart to seek thy love." The work is signed "Mary Elizabeth Boys / 1845 / EHR."

Dimensions W-7.5 L-11 inches
Dimension Details
Provenance The maker was the daughter of John and Harriet Day Boys of New Castle County.
Subjects Textiles
Search Terms Samplers
Mary Elizabeth Boys
Nineteenth Century
New Castle County
Material Linen; wool embroidery
Place of Origin New Castle County, DE