Sampler

American
1814
Charlotte Green (American)


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

42 x 31.1 cm (16 9/16 x 12 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

18.10

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The border consists of points turning in. Across the tops are alphabets in three types of letters and “Charlotte Green’s Sampler. Aged 8 y-“. Then the following verse, flanked by trees: “Jesus permit thy gracious name to stand. As the first effort of an infant’s hand And white her fingers o’er this canvas move Engage her tender heart to see thy love. With thy dear children let her share a part And write thy name thyself upon her heart.” Then a row of hearts, and below the following lines flanked by crowned lions and trees: “Friendship’s a name to few confin’d The offspring of a noble mind. A generous warmth which fills the breast And better felt than e’er expressed. The lower part in which is the date, baskets of fruit, trees, birds and dogs is surrounding with an undulating vine. Stitches: cross, eyelet, long-armed cross, rococo, satin, sawtooth.

Provenance

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Ropes to MFA, 1918

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Ropes