Sep 14, 2017




Anna Wakker

(Dutch, b. 1871)

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


Did you know?

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


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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