Sampler

Band sampler

English
1654


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Length x width: 45.8 x 19.4 x 0.3 cm (18 1/16 x 7 5/8 x 1/8 in.) (Maximum)

Accession Number

43.275

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk in marking cross, buttonhole, couching, double-running, Montenegrin cross, and satin stitches

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Depiction of Adam and Eve including flower motifs and geometric patterns. Done by ‘MD’

Provenance

By 1926, Percival Griffiths, England [see note 1]. By 1943, Miss Elizabeth Day McCormick, Chicago; February 15, 1943, lent by McCormick to the MFA; gift of McCormick to the MFA (Accession date: October 14, 1943)

NOTES:
[1] See "Domestic Needlework: Its Origins and Customs Throughout the Centuries" by G. Saville Seligman and Talbot Hughes, London, 1926, plate 3, where published as "Linen sampler in coloured silks; English, dated 1654."

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection