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Sampler

American
1915
Elizabeth Day McCormick (American, 1873–1957)


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

64.9 x 67.9 cm (25 9/16 x 26 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

43.991

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Central are the words “May the life to me alloted/ Whether long or short the date/ Prove O gracious heaven unsptted(sic)/ Fearless then I’ll meet my fate/ 1915”. Beneath this is a mixed modern bucolic and classical architectural scene. Above are two naturalistic plant motives and a parrot. Border of a geometric undulating line motif. Stitches: cross, tent.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection