Sampler

European
1809


Object Place: Europe

Dimensions

23.4 x 63 cm (9 3/16 x 24 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.949

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Rectangular ivory colored silk ground with polychrome floss silk yarns worked mainly satin stitch. Four designs in a lengthwise row; two trees flanking a partially embroidered funery monument with the initials “AB” and the date in pencil; ruined archways with foliage; an urn with a large naturalistic floral sparay; a mound with trees, a grave and the words “Auch (?) hier” on a cross. Naturalistic floral vine border with ivy and oak leaves, acorns, morning glories and other blossoms. Stained and soiled. Stitches: couching, French knot, running, satin, shaded stain, stem.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection