"The Tree of Knowledge"
Overall: 16 1/2 x 22 1/4 in. ( 41.9 x 56.5 cm )
Horizontal rectangular linen sampler with various colors of silk floss of pink, green and brown; biblical motifs include tree of knowledge flanked by Adam and Eve at bottom center, Jacob's ladder at lower right; and the spies of Canaan bearing grapes at center right; three rows of divided figures and naturalistic imagery, straight border surrounds all sides with strawberry border at top; cross and eyelet stitches; ground originally completely worked.
Bequest of Mrs. Lathrop C. Harper
embroidered: top center, brown floss: "Christina Arcularius / Her Work New York March. 1. 1792"
embroidered: bottom center, green floss: "the Tree of Knowledge"
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