Sampler

German
probably 1852


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

61 x 53 cm (24 x 20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.983

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with wool

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Various naturalistic motives arranged in open rows including bucolic and a chinoiserie scene, a cat, floral grouping and a row of geometric designs. In the center are the initials, in Gothic letters, “ML” and the date (possibly altered) 1752. The ground is entirely covered by white wool yarns. Slightly soiled. Stitches: canvas work including cross, Florentine, plush, reverse tent, tent.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection