Martha C. Hooton
Burlington County, NJ dated 1827
Rare Burlington County, NJ sampler wrought by Martha C. Hooton aged twelve dated 1827.
I love the man who scorns to bend/ Beneath afflictions blast/ Who trusts in an Almighty friend/ For his reward
Martha C Hooton's work/ wrought in the 13 year of her/ age 1827
This impressive sampler has the classic Burlington County, NJ, double-vine rose border and a large central three-story
building standing on a green lawn filled with various animals, a small female figure, and a man with a top hat
aiming a gun at a prowling fox. Other areas of the sampler are filled with Quaker motifs. The depiction of crowns
is unusual for American samplers of this period.
Silk on linen; 26 ¼" x 27 ¾" framed.
Ex-collections: Theodore H. Kapnek, Alexander W. Drake, Henry Francis du Pont.
Illustrated: Girlhood Embroidery by Betty Ring pg. 481, fig. 535
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER
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