Sampler

Spanish
probably 18th century


Object Place: Spain

Dimensions

104 x 58.5 cm (40 15/16 x 23 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

88.647

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Linen; square in the middle, in the center of which is embroidered “I.H.S.” and an anchor and a cross. On each side oblong spaces filled with drawn-work. Borders of many designs and stitches. Colors, white, yellow, green and blue. Stained. Stitches include Algerian eye, bullion, cable chain, counted satin, cross stitch variation (double twist, double running, eyelet, fern, long-armed cross, padded satin, running, twisted lattice; cutwork

Provenance

Gift of Benjamin Pierce Cheney to MFA, 1888

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation