Sampler

German
1765


Object Place: probably Nuremberg, Germany

Dimensions

30.3 x 20.3 cm (11 15/16 x 8 in.)

Accession Number

01.6273

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk and metallic thread

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Worked on the sampler are the alphabet, numbers, flowers, a parrot, a squirrel, the date 1765 and rectangular spaces filled with various canvas work stitches. A monogram surmounted by a crown are worked with gold thread and pink and light blue silk. The edge is buttonholed in scallops. Stitches: couching, counted satin, cross, eyelet, French knot, long-armed cross, rice, rococo, tent, two-sided Italian cross,

Provenance

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft to MFA, 1901

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection