Sampler

European
late 18th–early 19th century


Object Place: Continental Europe

Dimensions

20 x 17.5 cm (7 7/8 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.967

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Small square of off-white cotton worked in cross stitch in polychrome silk yarns. A house on a stepped base having a person on each step. In front of base are three boats with people. Above this are various birds, hearts, crowns, and a cherub. All stylized. Border: a geometric undulating leafy stalk. Edged with pink silk; ribbon attached at each corner. Slightly soiled and stained. Stitches: cross.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection