Sampler

American (Rhode Island)
1725
Mary Burgess (American, born in 1714 or 1715)


Object Place: Rhode Island

Dimensions

42.6 x 19.7 cm (16 3/4 x 7 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

45.763

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Verses and alphabets alternate with floral and geometric borders in polychrome silk yarns. “Mary Burges Her 1725 Sampler Made in the Tenth Year of My Age August 23”

Provenance

Lent by Miss Florence R. Kenyon, October 1, 1942; gift of Miss Florence R. Kenyon to MFA, 1945

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Florence R. Kenyon