Sampler

1832
Artist de Gambaza


Object Place: Puebla, Mexico

Dimensions

63 x 78.5 cm (24 13/16 x 30 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

46.764

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk and cotton

On View

Bernard and Barbara Stern Shapiro Gallery (Gallery 231)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Pictoral sampler. Four landscape scenes with people engaged in various bucolic activities. Between these are naturalistic floral motives and a large scale godrooned urn with a naturalistic spray of various flowers and leafy stems. Polychrome floss silk yarns on a white linen ground. Along the bottom edge is a row of small scenes, worked in white cotton yarns, including a ‘primitive’ hunting bird, a poodle and a bull. Along the top edge is an inked incription in Spanish with the date. Ground flecked with small spots; missing yarns; nail holes along edges. Stitches: eyelet, French knot, shaded satin, satin (speckled), and stem; cutwork with detached buttonhole

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to the MFA, 1946

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection