HESTER ANN HAGERMON Dated 1837

HESTER ANN HAGERMON

Possibly from New York, and formerly in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Whitman sampler collection). The sampler is executed in cross stitch on linen, with a four-sided meandering floral border in shades of gold, red, brown, blue-green, ivory, black and dark red. A large naturalistic flower basket is at the center. The verse is:

THE FADING LILY
The lilies of the field
That quickly fade away
May well to us a lesson yield
Who die as soon as they
Then let us think on death
Though we are young and gay
For God who gave us life and breath
Can't take them both away

The frame is possibly original. It has been professionally mounted with UV glass.
The sampler itself measures 23" x 21-1/2", 28" X 26-1/2" with the frame

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