Sampler

German
late 17th century


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

42.5 x 29.5 cm (16 3/4 x 11 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.965

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Tan linen ground with stylized floral motives, a simple landscape and a fountain, oriented at right angles to one another; polychrome silk yarns. Upper and lower case alphabets across the top. Soiled and slightly worn. Stitches: buttonhole edging, chain, cross, double running, French knots, running, satin.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection