Sampler

German
about 1840


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

49.1 x 57.6 cm (19 5/16 x 22 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.994

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with wool

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The field is divided into halves. The left; upper and lower case script alphabets plus numbers above and gothic alphabet. Beneath this are horizontal rows with various floral vine and other motives. The right; houses, a wreath with the initials “M.T.”, various floral grouping and animals scattered over the ground. Stains; missing yarns. Stitches: counted satin, cross, feather, long-armed cross, plush.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection