Sampler

Probably German
late 17th–18th century


Object Place: probably Nuremberg, Germany

Dimensions

64 x 21.2 cm (25 3/16 x 8 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.961

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Across the top the alphabet and numbers. Below, various flowers, a rectangle bearing animals, a tree and blossoms. The lower half divided into rectangular areas bearing chevron motifs worked in various stitches. Polychrome silk yarns on linen ground. Condition good; black rotted out in spots. Stitches: Florentine, rococo, tent, two-sided Italian cross, upright gobelin, slanting gobelin.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection