early 19th century
Phebe Hart (American)

Object Place: United States


22 x 23 cm (8 11/16 x 9 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Loosely woven linen ground embroidered in cross stitch, angular strawberry vine, border with double dentate bottom border, alphabet letters at top, in lower half: “Phebe Daughter of Asa and Rebeckah Hart who finish her work June the 7 18- when I am ded laid in my Grave and all my bones are rotten when this you see remember me least i should be forgotten Phebe hart.” A few yellowish stains, hemmed on three sides, selvedge on right side.


Gift of Mrs. Edward C. Moore and Miss Mary Magoun Brown to MFA, 1950

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward C. Moore, and Miss Mary Magoun Brown, in memory of their mother, Mrs. John Crosby Brown