Sampler

Band sampler

English
mid-17th century
Hannah Thornbush (British)


Object Place: England

Dimensions

33.25 x 7.38 cm (13 1/16 x 2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.278

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave ground embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Band sampler embroidered in silk with floral bands, alphabet, and “Hannah Thornbush is my name and when I was nine years of age I end.” Embroidered with satin, cross, long-armed cross, Montenegrin cross, Algerian-eye, running, double running, and buttonhole and whipped stem stitches.

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