Exceptional Dutch Darning Sampler
The needlework on this piece is exemplary. Sara Levina Clearbout included the name of her teacher Arianade Vros on the work which is dated 1802. Sara was born in 1790 to Jacob Clearbout and Maria Cappon in Midelburg, Zeeland, the Netherlands. She married Johan Pieter Herklots in 1814 and had at least two daughters. She died September 13, 1854. According to the notation on the backing paper it was purchased from the family in about 1900. Barta sold it to the McNarey family shorterly after where it remained until 1990.