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Linen, silk
frame: 18 7/8 x 13 in. ( 47.9 x 33 cm )
inscription: embroidered verse: "Ye Lovely bands of blooming youth/Warned by the voice of heavenly truth/Now yield to Christ your youthful prime/ With all your talents and your time/ Think on your end nor thoughtless say/all put far of the evil day/for no
Rectangular sampler worked in silk on a linen ground; four alphabets, one series of numbers, in different stitches; Catherine's name stitched twice, as well as once incomplete at the bottom; poem about death, incomplete, at lower left, with basket of flowers at right; all surrounded by wavy strawberry border.
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Catherine Kip (1824-1836), the daughter of Leonard William Kip and Anna Corbet, was working this sampler at the time of her death at age twelve. A typical sampler of the 1830s, it includes the alphabet worked in various stitches and a poem about the fleeting qualities of youth. Catherine was a descendent of Jacobus Kip, whose farm covered much of today's Kips Bay in the 17th century. Her family lived at 94 Spring Street, near Broadway.
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Creative: Tronvig Group