Ann During, Gloucester, Sierra Leone, West Africa



Silk on wool

Overall: 9 3/4 × 13 in. (24.8 × 33 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Alvin and Mary Bert Gutman 1940 Acquisition Fund and the Olivia H. Parker and John O. Parker '58 Acquisition Fund



Place Made: Sierra Leone, Africa


19th century

Object Name

Textile: Sampler

Research Area


Decorative Arts

Not on view


Jesus permit thy sacred name to stand / As the faint effort of a youthful and / And while her finger over the canvas move / engage her tender heart to seek thy love / With thy dear children let her hanve a part / And write they name thyself upon her heart / Ann During / Gloucester / Sierra Leone / West Africa /1843


M. Finkel and Daughter, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; sold to present collection, 2021.

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