Darning sampler

Dutch
1774


Object Place: Holland

Dimensions

49.8 x 48.5 cm (19 5/8 x 19 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

54.799

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Darning sampler worked on heavy white cotton, thirteen areas showing great variety of darning stitches worked with polychrome silks, upper left corner crown over initials MVA worked in red eyelet stitch, lower right crown over date 1774 worked in red eyelet stitch, in center inscription: OUDT, 16 IAAR; right selvedge present.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Cicely Foster Gittes to MFA, 1954

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Cicely Foster Gittes