Sampler

1760


Object Place: Holland

Dimensions

32.5 x 50 cm (12 13/16 x 19 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

50.4009

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

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Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Sampler worked on loose natural linen with polychrome silks in cross stitch, at top two rows of alphabet letters and Arabic numerals, rest of sampler filled with great variety of motifs in different scales including fox, double headed eagle, under crown spining monkey, deer, bird with flower in beak, stylized trees, many carrying grapes, etc.; in center bottom name HAART and date dec (?) 12, 1760. Stitches: cross.

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