Adam & Eve sampler
Boston, Massachusetts dated 1757
Prudence Clark, in 1757, at age 11, work this rare early Boston Adam & Eve sampler with a dynamic red and
brown solidly stitched background. At the bottom is a highly developed rendition of the Garden of Eden, depicting
Adam & Eve, the apple tree with serpent, flowering motifs, more trees, and animals.
Prudence Clark (1746-1807) was the daughter of Joseph Clark Jr. (1716-1783), a silversmith, and Prudence Hill (1721-1801).
She married John Skillings IV (1739-1801) in Boston, and they had one child, Prudence Skilling (1770-1834).
Silk on linen; 21" x 17" sight size.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER
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