Sampler

German
first half of 19th century


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

48.5 x 45.2 cm (19 1/8 x 17 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.975

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with wool and metallic thread

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Across the top a “gothic” alphabet. Beneath this a wreath with a crown and the initials “PL”. This is flanked by small bucolic scenes involving people and animals. At the bottom a naturalistic floral bunch in a godrooned urn. Leafy vine border along top and sides, Greek key motif along bottom edge. Polychrome wool yarns in tent and cross stitch on a tan cotton canvas. Worn. Stitches: cross, tent.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection