Sampler

English
1796
Embroidered by Elizabeth Courtis (English)


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Overall: 56.5 x 47 x 1.3 cm (22 1/4 x 18 1/2 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2003.432

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Block

Pictorial sampler with angels, birds, squirrels, and Adam and Eve worked in cross, counted satin, and split stitches and inscribed, “Elizabeth Courtis her work finished June 8, 1796.”

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