Sampler

English
1769
Embroidered by Alice Beckwith (English)


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Overall: 37.5 x 28.9 x 1.9 cm (14 3/4 x 11 3/8 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2003.382

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Alphabet sampler with clover leaf border on three sides and baskets and flowers at the bottom; worked in cross, counted satin, eyelet, and double running stitches and inscribed “Alice Beckwith, March 23, 1769.”

Provenance

Purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Berger; Gift to the MFA, September 17, 2003

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Berger in memory of Susan Jeannette Westfall