Sampler

American
1790–1800
Made by Mehetable Stoddard Sumner (Welles) (American, 1784–1826)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

14 x 21 cm (5 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

49.1031

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Silk embroidered on coarse stiff linen. Red alphabet with robin’s-egg blue borders, black/green bottom border; pink and black “M S S” lower right.

Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA, 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent