Sampler

American
1807
Anna Bateman (American, born in 1796)


Object Place: Chelmsford, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

42 x 31.4 cm (16 9/16 x 12 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

33.326

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Natural colored linen. In the central panel the alphabet with numeral 1-4 and the following “Anna Bateman of Chelmsford born November 9th 1796. Wrought the A. D. 1807 AE 11”, worked in cross-stitch in pink, pinkish-orange, greenish blue, neutral violet and cream colored silk. Same colors used in working tree flanked by two houses at bottom and strawberry vine around other three sides.

Provenance

Gift of William S. Rumrill to MFA, 1933

Credit Line

Gift of William S. Rumrill