Sampler

Mexican
18th–19th century
Marya Manuela de Alarcon (Mexican)


Object Place: Mexico

Dimensions

35 x 48.5 cm (13 3/4 x 19 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

50.4029

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Sampler worked in cross, long armed cross, and pulled work stitches, left portion of sampler divided into horizontal blocks of pulled work, stylized plant and geometric forms, rest of sampler (badly worn) stylized plant forms in long armed cross stitch inscription: DE MANO DE MARYA MANUELA DE ALARCON; stained, several holes.

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