Sampler

Italian
early 19th century


Object Place: Continental Europe, possibly Italy

Dimensions

30.5 x 74.3 cm (12 x 29 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

50.4024

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Worked in cross stitch; sampler never finished, part of angular floral border, a few motifs worked including parrot in cage, bird on branch, figure of harlequin, bird in floral wreath, flower filled urn, and Greek fret; a number of stains, yellowed.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Edward C. Moore and Miss Mary Magoun Brown to MFA, 1950

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward C. Moore, and Miss Mary Magoun Brown, in memory of their mother, Mrs. John Crosby Brown