Sampler

German
first half of 18th century


Object Place: probably Nuremberg, Germany

Dimensions

48.6 x 36 cm (19 1/8 x 14 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.6270

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk and metallic yarn

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White linen worked with colored silks. In the middle is a wreath surrounding a crown and a monogram. Around this are flowers in vases and in baskets, and dishes of fruit, a parrot, a peacock, an apple, a pear, a landscape with two shepherdesses and sheep, and a fountain. Across the bottom are squares and oblong 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