Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Aplonia de Kuypers
    active: Netherlands
  • sampler, 1759
  • Where object was made: Pennsylvania, United States
  • silk thread on linen, embroidering
  • Paper Type: cross, eyelet, herringbone, satin
  • Object Height/Width: 46.99 x 48.26 cm
    Object Height/Width: 18 1/2 x 19 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0949

Sampler with colored blocks of different mending stitches and an inscription in the center. A geometric border with flowers or acorns surrounds all but the top left corner. There is a square shape in the center formed by colored rectangular blocks. There are square or rectangle blocks between the inner square and outer border. There are inscriptions above, inside, and below the inner square. Colors include blue, green, pink, red, and yellow on cream.