By Ann Gibson (b. 1792)
Westtown School, ChesterCounty, Pennsylvania, 1806. Silk and flax on linen, 8 5/16 inches square. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Mary Jaene and Jim Edmonds; photograph Museum Associates/LACMA licensed by Art Resource, New York.
This darning sampler displays the fundamental qualities of usefulness, plainness, and simplicity associated with Quaker needlework. Gibson was a student at the Westtown School, established in Chester County, Pennsylvania, in 1799.