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Call #:
1962.7.3
Title:
Katherine Holden Sampler
Collection type:
Textiles
Author/Creator :
  • Holden, Katherine, 1717-1807 - Embroiderer
  • Date:
    1733
    Object type:
    8: Communication Artifacts; Art; Sampler
    Materials:
    silk on linen
    Place of production/origin:
    United States of America (USA), Rhode Island, Newport
    Description:
    Sampler with verses divided by floral rows and a border of tulips and roses all worked in satin, bullion and cross stitches in gold and blues.
    Dimensions:
    Height:14.5 in x Width:10.25 in
    Subjects:
    Samplers
    Embroidery
    Needlework
    Research Notes:
    This is the earliest sampler in the RIHS collections. Katharine Holden (1717-1807) was born in Warwick, R.I. to Anthony Holden (1693-1720) and Phebe Rhodes ( - ). Katharine married Christopher Lippitt (1712-1764) and had 12 children. She died in 1807 in Cranston, R.I.
    Provenance:
    Gift of Miss Eleanor Upton
    Bibliographic References:
    (Let Virtue Be a Guide To Thee. 1983. RI, PA, CA.)
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