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sampler with the sacrifice of Isaac (Ecclesiastes, Chapter XII)
  • Betty Evans
    active: United States
  • sampler with the sacrifice of Isaac (Ecclesiastes, Chapter XII), 1809
  • Where object was made: United States
  • silk thread on wool, embroidering
  • Paper Type: cross, satin, stem
  • Object Height/Width: 44.45 x 41.91 cm
    Object Height/Width: 17 1/2 x 16 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0956
Label Text

Sampler with an inscription and a scene of figures in a landscape. There is a floral border with a continuous wavy line/vine and flowers (violets and roses?) on all four sides. There is a box in the center with lines of inscription and geometric bands of decoration. At the bottom are two full length figures. A boy (Isaac) is lying on top of a pedestal with a blue and white checkerboard pattern. To his left a man (Abraham) holds a knife in his right hand and his face is seen in profile. He wears a blue striped robe, a beard, and sandals. There is a fire to the left of the pedestal and a single tree on the right and left side. Colors include blue, brown, cream, greens, pink, and rust on cream