Sampler

American
late 18th–early 19th century


Object Place: New England, United States

Dimensions

41.9 x 31.8 cm (16 1/2 x 12 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

01.6274

Medium or Technique

Plain weave linen embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Natural colored scrim or canvas. Around the sides is worked an undulating stem bearing conventional flowers and leaves. On the main field are rows of letters and numerals. Unfinished. The piece is worked with red, black, yellow and green silk.

Provenance

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft to MFA, 1901

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection