Sampler

Probably German, South
1833


Object Place: Denmark

Dimensions

31.7 x 31.4 cm (12 1/2 x 12 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

38.1145

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: fine cream colored wool. Design: in center the date 1833, and initials L. F. enclosed in a wreath, the alphabet, numerals man and woman in peasant costume, cross, lyre, book on which the word “Ewig” is written, cross, anchor, flowers, etc. worked in fine cross stitch with bright colored wools and silks. Worn, moth-eaten.

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