Mary S. Barr
This graphic sampler depicts shepherdess with an applied paper face standing under a tree with a crook and her
dog. A building sits on a green lawn, spotted with very well behaved sheep. At the top is a cartouche with some
stanzas from a 1755 Hymn by Philip Doddridge: Once we were fallen and oh how low/ Just on the brink of endless
woe/ When Jesus from the realms above/ Borne on the wings of boundless love/ Scatter'd the shades of death &
night/ And spread around his heavenly light. The sampler is inscribed along the bottom: Mary S. Barr's Work Done
In The Year 1799. A folded silk ribbon with corner bows frames the sampler on all four sides.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER