Made by Rebekah S. Munro / Sampler, embroidered / ca. 1791Made by Rebekah S. Munro
Sampler, embroidered
ca. 1791

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Creator Name: Munro, Rebekah S.
Creator Role: Maker
Creator Dates/Places: 1780-1803
Creator Name-CRT: Made by Rebekah S. Munro
Title: Sampler, embroidered
Title Type: Object name
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Creation Start Date: 1789
Creation End Date: 1793
Creation Date: ca. 1791
Object Type: Textiles
Materials and Techniques: Linen embroidered with silk thread
Dimensions: 15 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. (40 x 29.9 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1984.331.13
Credit Line: Gift of Barbara Schiff Sinauer, 1984

This sampler is an example of one type of design associated with Miss Balch's School in Providence, Rhode Island. An earlier sampler by Mary Munro (1984.331.12) has a more formal archway, which in this sampler has been replaced by a gently meandering border. Both girls used the same motto, one that was particularly popular with Miss Balch's students. Rebekah S. Munro has been tentatively identified as the daughter of Captain James Munro (ca.1748-1814) and Rebecca Snow (ca.1757-1817) of Providence. As far as we know, she was not closely related to Mary Munro. Rebekah died at the age of twenty-three.

AMICA ID: MMA_.1984.331.13
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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