Sampler

English
1843
Martha Phillcox (British, born about 1834)


Object Place: Britain

Dimensions

34 x 33.6 cm (13 3/8 x 13 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

50.4015

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Embroidered with cross stitches; border on all four sides of minute strawberry vine, ground divided into 3 horizontal bands, in upper one: “The Lord is about my path and about my bed and spreft out all my ways”, in center band stylized trees, paired birds, strawberries, dogs, and plants in urns, lower band stylized plants in urns, crowns and inscription: “Martha Phillcox aged 9 years 1843;” several small holes and breaks.

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