Sampler

German (Bavaria) or Austrian
1704


Object Place: Southern Germany

Dimensions

61.5 x 40.5 cm (24 3/16 x 15 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

38.1140

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk and metallic thread

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: light neutral linen, very ragged with right hand upper corner gone. Design: a wreath enclosing a monogram surmounted by a crown and the date 1704 and a sprinkling of flowers and birds, below this a landscape with a fountain, a shepherd and a shepherdess, and at the bottom three rows of small rectangles filled with conventional all-over patterns worked, in colored silks (several shades of green, blue, pink and violet) and tarnished metal thread.

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