Sampler

German
1787–88


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

71.2 x 32 cm (28 1/16 x 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

38.1146

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: cream colored linen. Design: a variety of small conventional figures across the top including a ship, a cray-fish and the date 1788 with six rows of letters and numerals, and below this the tree of knowledge with the serpent, a peacock, the crucifixion, and the date 1787, worked in cross stitch with colored silk (several shades of pale blue, green, yellow, neutral pink and violet with a little crimson).

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