Whitework sampler

English
mid-17th century


Object Place: England

Dimensions

114.2 x 17 cm (44 15/16 x 6 11/16 in.) (detail shown)

Accession Number

46.369

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave ground embroidered with linen

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Whitework sampler illustrating progression from pulled work through cutwork including various forms of reticella, bottom 2 bands with free-form needlelace with Adam and Eve at bottom. Mermaid with mirror(?) fourth band from bottom.

Stitches: pulled work including double hem; cut work including buttonhole and buttonhole filling.

Provenance

Lent by the Misses Greene, March 21, 1938; gift of Miss Alma Greene and Miss Sarah Eloise Greene to MFA, 1946

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Alma Greene and Miss Sarah Eloise Greene in memory of their sister, Lilian Greene