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Catalog Number 0007.007.3934
Collection History Collection
Object Name Sampler
Place of Origin United States/New York/Long Island/Sag Harbor
Maker Elliott, Elizabeth Hempstead
Artist Elliot, Elizabeth Hempstead
Date 1824
Material Silk on linen
Dimensions H-22 W-18.25 inches
Notes Silk embroidered sampler on linen. Border of stylized floral foliate pattern. Top half of work is scene of a horse with trees and a garden, with bird flying and swans swimming, and a small girl (with painted silk face) seated beside a bird cage, holding a bird.

Between the picture at the top and the alphabets is a cartouche which looks somewhat like a laurel wreath, inside of which is stitched: "Elizabeth Hempstead Elliot / Aged 9 years / Sag Harbor . Sept. 16th / 1824 / A.E.W. Tutoress/"

Elizabeth Hempstead Elliot married artist Shepard Alonzo Mount.
Credit line Gift of the Estate of Dorothy deBevoise Mount, 1959.