Sampler

American
1802
Embroidered by Maria Finch (American, born in 1792)


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Overall: 28.9 x 22.2 x 2.5 cm (11 3/8 x 8 3/4 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

2003.428

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Alphabet sampler with strawberries at top and basket of flowers below; worked in cross, eyelet, couching, satin, tent, buttonhole, and stem stitches and inscribed “Maria Finch aged 10 years AD 1802.”

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