Sampler: Hémisphère occidental, ou nouveau monde découvert en 1492 (Western hemisphere or the New World discovered in 1492), non-professional

French
1807


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Other (Height x width): 80.3 x 66.7 cm (31 5/8 x 26 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

44.465

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Embroidered map sampler of western hemisphere, dated 1807, now unframed. Ivory silk plain weave embroidered in polychrome silk in satin, knot, running, chain, split, and couching stitches. Inscribed: “hémisphère occidental, ou nouveau monde découvert en 1492, Brodé en 1807”

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; Gift to the MFA, 1944

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection