Newburyport, MA c.1804
This rare classic Newburyport, MA sampler with alphabets at the top, verse, inscription, and bucolic scene at
the bottom all surrounded with a flowering vine and saw-tooth border was likely worked under the instruction of
Miss Betty "Betsy" Bradstreet (1738-1815) of Newburyport, MA
The verse reads; How blest the (M)aid whom circling years improve/ Her God the object of her warmest love/ (W)hose
useful hours successive as they glide/ (T)he book the needle and the pen divide
The inscription reads; Hannah Flanders born January 31 1790 AE 14
The scene at the bottom features a central flowering vase flanked by trees and birds on a grassy knoll with grazing
black and white sheep.
Hannah was the daughter of Nehemiah Flanders and Sarah French and was married at age 52 to Thomas Sergent Goodhue.
She died at age 81, August 13, 1871 in Newburyport.
Silk on linen; 23" x 19 ¼" framed.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER
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