Sampler

European
early 19th century


Object Place: Continental Europe

Dimensions

31.2 x 35 cm (12 5/16 x 13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

43.951

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Six loosely spaced horizontal rows of various stylized and naturalistic floral motives, individual flowers, vines, and in the lower rows, cottages and funery monuments. Polychrome floss silk yarns, mainly in satin stitch, on a white silk ground. Added border of blue and white linentape. Stitches: French knots, satin, stem.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection