Sampler

Scottish or English
1786
Embroidered by Isabel Allan (British)


Object Place: Scotland or England

Dimensions

Overall: 41.9 x 44.1 x 1.3 cm (16 1/2 x 17 3/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2003.421

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Sampler of Song of Solomon chapter 5, verse 2 with honeysuckle border on four sides, floral bands, and “boxers” below; worked in cross, tent, double running, satin, sawtooth, and chain 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