probably Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1812, five bands of letters and number over a verse surrounded by floral vines, crenulated floral border, stitched below verse, "Rebeka A Baker/Charlstown[sic] 1812" above "RABHP" and an "R" at the very bottom, silk on canvas, 15-1/2 x 15-1/2 in. (sight); later gilt frame. Condition: two creases of discoloration and wear along vertical borders, fading, scattered small holes and stains. Notes: The six line verse is by Isaac Watts (1674-1748) an English minister whose
verses were often used by young girls on their sampler and needlepoint pictures.
two creases of discoloration and wear along vertical borders, fading, scattered small holes and stains