Sampler

English
early 19th century
Embroidered by Eliza Evans (English)


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Overall: 37.1 x 53.7 x 3.8 cm (14 5/8 x 21 1/8 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2003.410

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Sampler with verse “Sweet labourer midst the Summer’s golden hour…” with floral wreath in center enclosing inscription, “Eliza Evans aged 12 years” and with floral border flanked by two verses; worked in cross and back stitches.

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