Sampler

English
1801
Embroidered by Elizabeth Shuter (English, born in 1792)


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Overall: 45.7 x 35.6 x 1.6 cm (18 x 14 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2003.422

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Sampler of verse “Ode on the death of a favorite cat drowned in a tub of goldfishes…” worked in eyelet, cross, counted satin, satin, split, and knot stitches and inscribed “Elizabeth Shuter finish’d in her ninth year, 1801.”

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