Sampler

German
1805


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

38.3 x 63.5 cm (15 1/16 x 25 in.)

Accession Number

43.952

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave embroidered with silk, metallic yarn, coils, paillettes

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

At the center top is a wreath, worked in purl, spangles, and metallic yarn, bearing the date; flanked by the initials “JS” in floral lettering. Beneath this is an urn with a medallion bearing the words “Rosin Linden”. Beneath this is the scene of a funerary obelisk on a mound with a weeping willow tree. Various naturalistic plants and flowers plus and overturned cornucopia, a basket of flowers and other symbols, each suspended by a bow occupy the surrounding field in loose rows. Polychrome floss silk yarns mainly in satin stitch on a white silk field. Slightly soiled. Lined with a tan linen gauze.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection