Sampler fragment

American
1730–40
Made by Mehetable Stoddard (Hyslop) (American, 1719–1792)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

16.8 x 21.5 cm (6 5/8 x 8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.1032

Medium or Technique

Linen, Silk; Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Letters, decorative bands, inscription: “THIS INDIAN WEED/ NOW WITHERHED QUITE THOUGH/ GREEN AT NOON. CUT DOWN NIGHT/ SFCWTW.” Unhemmed lower edge.

Provenance

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles to MFA, 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent