American (Rhode Island, Newport)
Ann Anthony (American, born in 1776)

Object Place: Newport, Rhode Island, United States


45 x 32.4 cm (17 11/16 x 12 3/4 in.)

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Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Embroidered in cross, satin and tent stitches; central panel shows two rows of alphabet letters, three rows of plants, figures, trees and a house, and two rows of text: “Ann Anthony born April/ 16 1776 made this May 8 1786/”; and “Tho Mercy is his darling Grace/ In Which he Chiefly Takes Delight/ Yet Will he all the humane Race/ According to their Works requite/.” Wide border shows flowering vine, with three birds at top, growing from an urn at center of bottom; on urn: “Anne/ Anthony/ Born April/ 16 1776/ Newport/ 1786.” Silks faded; small hole patched and edge embroidered in lower right border; rectangular inset in upper right border.


Gift of Mr. Maxim Karolik to MFA, 1957

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Gift of Maxim Karolik