Sampler

British
1728
Sarah Thomas (British, born about 1721)


Object Place: Britain

Dimensions

51.3 x 30.3 cm (20 3/16 x 11 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

59.644

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Embroidered primarily in satin and stem stitches. Field shows pair of tablets, inscribed with Ten Commandments, surmounted by pairs of carnation and rosette plants flanking an angel’s head. Below, in center; “Sarah/Thomas In The 7 Year/of My age December 7 1728”. Outer border at bottom and sides shows undulating floral vine. Soiled and worn; many holes.

Provenance

Gift of Miss Eleanor Randall to MFA, 1959

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Eleanor Randall