Catherine Earnest, Pennsylvania, 1844

Catherine Earnest, Pennsylvania, 1844

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sampler size: 18” x 21½” • framed size: 22”x 25½” • price: $4700

Schoolgirls from Pennsylvania continued to produce strong, pictorial samplers into the 1840s, occasionally featuring large, public buildings. Catharine Earnest’s sampler, with a wonderful church building and an outstanding border, is a praiseworthy example of this genre. The building, with its many pale blue windows, sits on a deep green, satin-stitched lawn and is flanked by tall, stately trees.  Surrounding the sampler on three sides is a very unusual border - an organic vine with varied and fully-developed flowers, much of it is worked with enormous number of over-sized queen’s-stitches. The composition and execution are both excellent.

This sampler by Catherine Earnest very closely resembles another sampler that we own years ago and which was published in Samplings, vol. XXII (see image below).

The sampler was worked in silk on linen and is in very good condition with some areas of slight wear. It has been conservation mounted and is in a beveled maple frame with a cherry outer bead. 

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