Embroidered by Sally Jackson (Massachusetts (probably Boston) born in 1760)
Object Place: Boston, New England colonies, U.S.A.
Height x width: 30 x 20 in. (76.2 x 50.8 cm)
Medium or Technique
Linen plain weave, embroidered with silk in cross, split, French knot and stem stitches
Not On View
Large pictorial sampler with elaborate floral border embroidered primarily in satin stitch; central portion of sampler includes an alphabet, a moral verse, and a pastoral scene in the center with stag and parrot in a tree.
“From My Beginning May The / Almighty Powers Blessings Bestow / In Never Clearing Showers May / Plenty Dissipate All Worldly Cares / And Smiling Peace Bless My / Revolving Years”
“Sally Jackson Her Sampler 1771”
Purchased at auction, Skinner sale
Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously and Frank B. Bemis Fund