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Makers / Maker's Age: Hoffman, Catherine Jane (age 10)
Date Made: 1836
Origin: Poughkeepsie, NY US
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Stitches: Cross, Stem, Outline
Embroidery Thread: Silk
Foundation Cloth: Linen
Dimensions: 16"w x 16" h
Owner: Private collector
Inscriptions: Upon Life. / / Lord what is life tis like a flower / That blossoms and is gone / We see it flourish for an hour / With all its beauty on / But death comes like a wintry day / And cuts the pretty flower away / / Catherine Jane Hoffman Poughkeepsie August 31 1836 Aged 10 years //
Predominant Motif: House in center with a bird sitting on the roof. A weeping willow tree on either side. Another very small house, a pair of birds, floral sprays and a crown in background. Inscription and house, etc. are in a simple cartouche. Strawberry? border all 4 sides, with a large flower in each corner.
History of Owner: Purchased
Published in american samplers by bolton & COE, 1921No