Sampler

European
1805


Object Place: Continental Europe

Dimensions

63.3 x 67 cm (24 15/16 x 26 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.969

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Three rows with various architectural and landscape views, birds perched on branches naturalistic floral groupings etc. Central in the top row is a wreath with the initials “MS” and the date. Beneath these motives, separated by a spiraling horizontal line, are script and gothic alphabets plus numbers and a band of “Greek Key” designs. Repeating floral motif border. Many nail holes around outer edge. Stitches: cross

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection