Sampler

Flemish, Southern Netherlands
1812 or possibly 1842
Marie Caestecker (French or Flemish)


Object Place: France or Flanders

Dimensions

32.6 x 26.1 cm (12 13/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

38.1134

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: fine cream colored wool. Design: the alphabet, sprays of flowers, a monstrance, and the maker’s name “Marie Caestecker” and “l’an 1812” worked in cross stitch with blue, green, yellow and pink silk. Reddish brown selvage on each side. Stained, worn and repaired.

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