Sampler

American
1804
Ann Folwill (American)


Object Place: Burlington, New Jersey, United States

Dimensions

31.8 x 45.7 cm (12 1/2 x 18 in. )

Accession Number

54.1575

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk and metallic thread, paper, pigment

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Embroidered picture with initials, “A.F” (Ann Folwill), upper center a building with smaller adjoining building, flanked by poplar trees against brick wall, in center domestic fowl, behind picket fence, in lower third lady on horse back accompanied by dog in center, at left cow and birds in landscape, at right sheep and house in landscape, worked on linen canvas, with yellow, neutral, bluish-greens, yellowish green, pale blue, reddish-brown, and white silks, bluish-green chenille, and a little metal thread in cross, oriental, stem, satin, dot, daisy, and a few couching stitches; face, bonnet, and shoulders of lady painted.

Provenance

Bequest of Mrs. Edna H. Howe to MFA, 1954

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Edna H. Howe