Sampler

American
1750–1800
Embroidered by Hephzibah Lord (American)


Object Place: possibly Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 32.1 x 23.5 x 1.9 cm (12 5/8 x 9 1/4 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2003.427

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Alphabet sampler with Spys of Canaan at bottom; worked in chain, sawtooth, stem, long-armed cross, cross, counted satin, and eyelet stitches and inscribed “Haphzibah Lord/sampler/Made at her Uncle Eliot.”

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