Sampler

Italian
1839
Maria Gentidini (Italian)


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

52.5 x 63.5 cm (20 11/16 x 25 in.)

Accession Number

43.968

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Across the top are the words “viva Gesu” flanking a cross with the sacred monogram “IHS”. Beneath this are alphabets and numbers in horizontal rows. The field bears floral and architectural motives, a bird on a branch and a central garland with the intitials “M S”. Bordered all around by a simple continuous vine motif. Worked in cross stitch. Slightly soiled; stained. Stitches: cross, eyelet.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection