Sampler by Rebekah Osborne

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  • Artist/Maker: Rebekah Osborne
  • England (probably)
  • 1728
  • Silk embroidery threads on a linen ground
  • 1950-154

Rebekah Osbourne's sampler is typical in shape and design to both English and American examples in the first three decades of the 18th century. It is worked in reversible stitches, creating an extremely neat reverse. This characteristic continues to be seen on Virginia samplers throughout the eighteenth and into the early nineteenth centuries. Also, notice the brighter colors of the embroidery threads on the back where they were not exposed to the harmful effects of the sun.

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