Sampler

American or British
1829
Embroidered by Sarah Murphy


Object Place: United States or United Kingdom

Dimensions

Overall: 41.3 x 20.6 x 3.8 cm (16 1/4 x 8 1/8 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2003.415

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Sampler of the 23rd Psalm worked in black silk with polychorme floral border in cross, satin, split, and knot stitches and inscirbed “Sarah Murphy, 1829.” Mounted on original strainer.

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