|Artist||Van Pelt, Judith|
|Title||[Sampler by Judith W. Van Pelt]|
Sampler, embroidered in silk thread on linen with cross, stem, eyelet, and satin stitches. This sampler features a depiction of Adam and Eve surrounded by other biblical motifs and decorative figures. A tulip border runs around the top and sides, and an inner border of strawberries and vine runs across the top. Embroidered inscription at top identifies the maker: "Judith W. Van Pelt her work aged 13 May 21 in the year of our / Lord. 1833". Embroidered inscription near center, "ABRAHAM / ABRAHAM / HERE / AM I" is drawn from biblical verse and is placed near figures representing Abraham and Isaac.
(Keywords: New York)
|Acquisition||Gift of Evelyn Pero|
|Ownership and History||
This sampler was made by Judith Wright Van Pelt (1820-1887), a lifelong resident of Staten Island. Judith was the daughter of Jane (Wright) and David Van Pelt. When she was 22 years old, Judith married Stephen D. Barnes, an oysterman, with whom she had seven children. Their Mariners Harbor home at 2876 Richmond Terrace is now a Staten Island landmark.
This sampler received conservation treatment in 1991 with funding provided by Jean and Albert Roland.
Barnes, Judith Wright (Van Pelt)
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