Sampler

American
1798
Embroidered by Sally Fisk (American, born in 1790)


Object Place: Dunstable, New Hampshire, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 36.2 x 26.7 x 1.3 cm (14 1/4 x 10 1/2 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2003.419

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Alphabet sampler with floral border on three sides and trees and seated couple at the bottom; worked in counted satin, eyelet, queen, cross, long-armed cross, and satin stitches and inscribed “Wrought by Sally Fisk, AE 8, Dunstable. 20. March 1798.”

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