Sampler

European
early 19th century


Object Place: Continental Europe

Dimensions

24 x 32.5 cm (9 7/16 x 12 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

38.1133

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: fine cream colored linen. Design: rectangle in center with landscape and buildings, worked in fine cross stitch; fragments of border patterns, the alphabet and apparently unrelated letters, worked with pale colored silks in fine cross stitch and tent stitch. Stained, faded.

Provenance

1938, gift of Philip Lehman (b. 1861 - d. 1947), New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 14, 1938)

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Lehman in memory of his wife Carrie L. Lehman