Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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untitled sampler (Polly Hix's Sampler)
  • Polly Hix
    born: Homer, New York, United States ; died: McGraw Village, Cortland County, New York, United States
  • untitled sampler (Polly Hix's Sampler), 1834
  • Where object was made: United States
  • silk thread on linen, embroidering
  • Paper Type: cross, eyelet
  • Object Height/Width: 44.45 x 40.64 cm
    Object Height/Width: 17 1/2 x 16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.6819
Label Text

Sampler with two uppercase, one lowercase, and one script alphabet, and the numbers one through nine in horizontal bands from the top. There is in inscription in the bottom lines of text. In the bottom left corner is a two story building, next to flowers. In the bottom center is a tree and chair. In the bottom left corner is a taller building between two shorter buildings, next to a triangle with a triangular stack of dots on top. On all four sides is a stylized strawberry border. Colors include blue, cream, greens, and pink on cream.