Sampler

German
early 19th century


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

31 x 39.7 cm (12 3/16 x 15 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.960

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave embroidered with wool

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White cotton yarn canvas covered, except at the edges, by white and polychrome wool yarns worked mainly in tent stitch. Six horizontal rows, one above the other, with the upper and lower case alphabets, placed alternately, in succession, and the numbers 1-10. Ground worn through in spots; missing yarns; slightly soiled. Stitches: tent, upright bobelein.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection