Darning sampler

Dutch
1838
M. Adriaenssen (Dutch)


Object Place: Holland

Dimensions

39.3 x 39.3 cm (15 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

43.953

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Darning or running stitch sampler. Across the top are the alphabet and the numbers 1-10. Beneath this are rows of rectangular bands having geometric and linear motives, some intersecting at right angles to form crosses. A narrow band runs horizontally across the field with the inscription “M*ADRIANBNSSBNS*1838*DBN—” Border on two sides of a simple leafy vine. Slightly soiled and stained. Stitches: cross, pattern darning, simple darning.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection