Millsent Connor (American, born 1789)
Silk on linen
21 1/8 x 16 1/4 in. (53.66 x 41.28 cm)
Inscribed: millsent connor her Work aged ten boston 1799
Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1974 (1974.42)
This sampler belongs to a small but distinctive group made in Boston at the end of the eighteenth century. These samplers are characterized by low-hanging clouds and a naive quality that suggests they were designed by the children themselves, rather than stitched from patterns provided by their teacher.