Sampler

German
1769


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

38 x 30 cm (14 15/16 x 11 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.978

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk, linen and metallic thread; backed with paper, trimmed with silk ribbon

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White linen ground with semi-naturalistic rose, thistle or chrysanthemum, pomegranate, lily and other flowers on individual stalks plus a wreath and a heart both having the initials “ECG” The date appears in the lower center. Above are three rows with alphabets, numbers and the same initials and date. Beneath are two rows of white work embroidery and drawnwork. Six pink silk ribbons attached along edges. Backed with white paper. Stains. Stitches: couching, cross, marking cross, running, satin, stem; pulled work.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection