Sampler

Italian
1810
Aristea del Negro (Italian)


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

26.3 x 37 cm (10 3/8 x 14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

50.4021

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Embroidery sampler worked in cross stitch; at top two rows of alphabet letters and numerals, inscription: FATTO DA ME ARISTEA DEL NEGRO L ANNO 1810 ARG ENE, rectangular medallion in center showing symbols of the passion, variety of figures, plants, animals, and a building in rest of sampler, hemmed on all four sides.

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