Sampler

Dutch
1813
F. F. Richtrigt (Dutch)


Object Place: Holland

Dimensions

54 x 53.6 cm (21 1/4 x 21 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.954

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk and linen

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Square central compartment with motif of two men, in profile, carrying a bar across their shoulders which supports a large grape bunch. (Caleb and Jacob returning from the Promised Land). Border of bands with Dutch names. Flanked by several rows of two and three letters. Repeating floral grouping in a basket and reindeer motives, surrounded by characteristic cross-like designs. Date apears in corner beneath a crown. Polychrome silk yarns, in various stitches, on a cream colored cotton ground. Slightly soiled.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection