Sampler

German
late 18th century


Object Place: Germany

Dimensions

50 x 27 cm (19 11/16 x 10 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

50.4016

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Worked on unbleached heavy linen with silks now all faded to neutral brownish gray shades; divided into horizontal lines, alphabet letters, and Arabic numerals and one line of motifs including candle snuffer, key, pear, tulip, crown, and bird; in lower half inscription: “Bertha Auguste, Albertine Adelheid, Morit Carl Döhler, KAROLINE…” 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