Sampler

Probably German
early 19th century


Object Place: Germany (probably)

Dimensions

76.5 x 31.3 cm (30 1/8 x 12 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.982

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Horizontal rows of naturalistic floral vines and alphabets alternating with areas of floral motives; wreaths sprays and baskets and the words “l’amitié”; a funerary monument, butterflies and a goldfish bowl with the word “souvenir”; bucolic landscape scenes, and country dancers. Some missing yarns; some small holes to ground. Stitches: tent

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection