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If [I Am Right Oh Teach My Heart]... sampler
  • Catherine Perry
    active: United States
  • If [I Am Right Oh Teach My Heart]... sampler, circa 1750–1800
  • Where object was made: United States
  • silk thread on wool, embroidering
  • Paper Type: cross, satin, tent
  • Object Height/Width: 41.91 x 33.97 cm
    Object Height/Width: 16 1/2 x 13 3/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.6806
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Sampler with text and a scene of figures in a landscape. There are two lowercase and one uppercase alphabets and the numbers one through eighteen in horizontal bands from the top. Zigzag bands of geometric decoration separate the bands. Below is an inscription (identified as part of the anonymous poem "On Religion") in a box, surrounded by a vine border. Below is a scene with a full length female figure on the left, holding a rake. On the far right is a full length male figure holding a crook/staff. In the center is a gate with flowers. There is a sheep and tree to either side of the gate. There is a border on all four sides with cherries. Colors include black, blues, greens, pink, red, tan, violet, and white on tan.