Sampler

German
1737


Object Place: probably Nuremberg, Germany

Dimensions

31.7 x 40.2 cm (12 1/2 x 15 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.6271

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk and metallic thread

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Across the top is the alphabet and numbers; below, a wreath of flowers enclosing a crown, the date, 1737, and a monogram, M.H.O. Below this is a dish of fruit, a basket of flowers and rectangular spaces filled with various stitches.

Provenance

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft to MFA, 1901

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection