Sampler

American
1808
Mary Noble (American, born in 1798)


Object Place: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 62.2 x 58.1 cm (24 1/2 x 22 7/8 in.) Framed: 65.4 x 61.6 x 1.6 cm (25 3/4 x 24 1/4 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2004.2172

Medium or Technique

Wool and linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Hybrid sampler and mourning picture with weeping willow and urn worked in polychrome silk threads on green linsey-woolsey ground. Inscribed, “An affectionate child pays this tribute of respect to the memory of her father who died 19th June 1808. Aet 48.”

Provenance

Inherited by John Noble (1829-1909), donor's great grandfather and nephew of Mary Noble; Inherited by John Noble (1875-1942); Inherited by John Noble (1908-1964); Inherited by John Noble (born in 1937); Gift to the MFA, December 15, 2004. Stanton & Coe reference: Mrs. Ellen Rollins.

Credit Line

Gift of John Noble, M.D. and Family