Jane Elizabeth Maxwell's spectacular Victorian sampler is unmistakably related to earlier Chester County samplers by its trio of white sheep. They occur in similar form and arrangement on exceptionally large Chester County samplers worked between 1820 and 1837. See Antiques (December 1984), p 430, pls. III and IV; also Ring, Girlhood Embroidery, Vol. II (New York, 1993), p. 401, figs. 442 and 443.