Sampler

English
first half of 17th century, reworked at a later date


Object Place: Britain

Dimensions

55.5 x 44.8 cm (21 7/8 x 17 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.274

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk, wool, sequins and metallic thread

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Design includes Many separate motifs, geometric, animal and plant forms, worked with polychrome silks, some metal threads, sequins, and a very little wool (above figure of centaur) in tent, satin, couching, chain, bullion knot, rococo, eyelet, cross, back, dot, and a variety of drawn-work stitches. Backed with striped light neutral yellow silk. Faded, worn in some places. Stitches: cross, double running, eye, eyelet, 4-sided stitch, metallic yarn stitched in maltese cross filling, plaited braid, reverse tent, rice, Rumanian, tent, 2-sided Italian cross, whip. Reworking with couching, cross, rice and satin.

Provenance

Lent by Miss Elizabeth Day McCormick, February 15, 1943; gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection