Sep 14, 2017

Sampler

Sampler

1882

Anna Wakker

(Dutch, 1871–1917)

Embroidery; silk on cotton

Overall: 48.6 x 41.3 cm (19 1/8 x 16 1/4 in.)

Gift of George W. Bierce 1943.98

Location

Did you know?

The orphans often embroidered the initials of relatives on their samplers.

Description

Orphaned as a child, Anna was sent to Burgerweeshuis (Citizen's Orphange) where she created this sampler. She embroidered not only her own name, Anna Wakker, but also the names of her parents, Everhard Marinus Wakker and Catharina Ronde.

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Collection: 
Textiles
Department: 
Textiles
Type of artwork: 
Sampler

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