Sampler

European
1798


Object Place: Continental Europe

Dimensions

30 x 81.6 cm (11 13/16 x 32 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.981

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Rectangular tan linen ground. Flowering and leafy naturalistic vines, a floral grouping tied with a ribbon, two small scenes with houses, one in a vine compartment, and, in a similar compartment, a wreath with the initials “WT” and the date. Motives oriented towards different edges of the ground. Slightly soiled and stained. Stitches: French knot, laid work, satin, stem.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection