Sampler

English
1757
Embroidered by Martha King Fines (English, born in 1748)


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Overall: 45.7 x 34 x 1.9 cm (18 x 13 3/8 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2003.388

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Alphabet sampler with trees, flowers, animals, and shepherds worked in cross, eyelet, counted satin, long and cross stitches; inscribed “Martha King Fines/my sampler/in the 9th year/1757”

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