Sampler

European
early 19th century


Object Place: Continental Europe

Dimensions

32 x 40.2 cm (12 5/8 x 15 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.966

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Central feature: a bird on a triangle perch flanked by oval medallions bearing landscape scenes. The surrounding grournd is filled with various flower baskets, floral, architectural and animal motives. In the lower left corner is a mounted huntsman; in the upper right an urn bearing the word “souvenir”. Cream linen ground with polychrome silk yarns worked in cross stitch. Slightly soiled. Stitches: cross and eyelet

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection