Sampler

Probably English
1691
Ann Austin (Probably British, born about 1681)


Object Place: Britain (probably)

Dimensions

56.2 x 23 cm (22 1/8 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.228

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Natural colored linen embroidered in bands of floral and geometric designs with soft green, blue, pink, and yellow silks. At the bottom is embroidered the alphabet and this inscription: “Ann Austin made this sampler in ……tenth year of her age 1691”.

Provenance

Bequest of Emma M. Dimond to MFA, 1923

Credit Line

Bequest of Emma M. Dimond