Sampler

Hannah Lane, American, 1813 - unknown

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1826

Linen embroidered with silk thread

Frame: 23 3/4 × 20 3/4 in. (60.3 × 52.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Joanne H. Foulk

2007.71

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Textile: Sampler

Classification

Decorative Arts

Not on view

Inscription

Embroidered across center: Pittsfield July 4th 1826 / Hannah Lane Sampler Wrought in her 12th Year.; embroidered in rectangular box with meandering strawberry border, lower center: O, Source of Wisdom, I implore / Thy aid to guide me safely o'er / The slipp'ry paths of youth. / O deign to send a steady ray, / To point the sure, the certain way / To virtue and to truth."

Exhibition History

Lessons Stitched in Silk: Samplers from the Canterbury Region of New Hampshire, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 10 - May 13, 1990, cat. no. 27.

Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 22, 2008.

Provenance

Purchased by Joanne and Theodore Foulk, between 1986 and 1990; Joanne H. Foulk, Lyme, New Hampshire; given to present collection, 2007.

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