(Dutch, b. 1875)
Silk on linen, embroidery
Overall: 47.3 x 47.3 cm (18 5/8 x 18 5/8 in.)
Gift of George W. Bierce 1943.110
On their samplers the orphans often embroidered the initials of relatives.
Orphaned as a child, Willemijntje was sent to the Burgerweeshuis (Citizen's Orphanage) in Amsterdam along with her three sisters. While there, she embroidered her own name along the top edge.
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