Sampler

English
1805
Embroidered by Sarah Lenox (English, born in 1792)


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Overall: 46.7 x 34.4 x 1.3 cm (18 3/8 x 13 9/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2003.414

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Sampler with verse “Religion prompts us…” alternating with bands of flowers and trees, two stags facing a tree at bottom, honeysuckle border on four sides; worked in cross, satin, counted satin, and sawtooth stitches and inscribed “Sarah Lenox, aged 13, 1805.”

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