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American and European Embroidered Samplers

Dutch 17th century sampler, on display in the exhibition 'American and European Embroidered Samplers, 1600-1900'. Dutch 17th century sampler, on display in the exhibition 'American and European Embroidered Samplers, 1600-1900'. Copyright Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, acc. no. 57.122.209.

In 2015-2016, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York organised an exhibition called 'American and European Embroidered Samplers, 1600-1900'. The exhibition showed a selection of some thirty examples from the total of some eight hundred samplers housed in the Museum.

One of the samplers on display (illustrated here; 29.8 x 48.3 cm), silk on linen, originated from The Netherlands and dates to the seventeenth century.

Exhibition website (retrieved 17th July 2016).

Metropolitan Museum of Art online catalogue (retrieved 17th July 2016).

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