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untitled sampler (Hanna 1770 Ford)
  • Hanna Ford
    active: Netherlands
  • untitled sampler (Hanna 1770 Ford), 1770
  • Where object was made: Netherlands
  • silk thread on linen, embroidering
  • Paper Type: cross
  • Object Height/Width: 30.48 x 33.02 cm
    Object Height/Width: 12 x 13 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.6802
Label Text

Sampler with an inscription top center. There is a vase of flowers on a table below with trees and geometric floral motifs to either side. Center left there is a large stag or reindeer and pears. Center right is a crowned lion or dragon holding a sword and arrows (?), surrounded by a fence with a gate. Bottom center is a building with a female figure inside. In the bottom left corner is a windmill (identified as the windmill at Williamsburg?). In the bottom right corner is a building (identified as a turreted gate). Colors include black, blues, brown, cream, green, reds, white, and yellow on tan. The format is square there is a border on all sides.