Whitework sampler fragment

English
17th century


Object Place: British Isles

Dimensions

6 x 15.2 cm (2 3/8 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

23.634

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with linen

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Linen band of reticella. The design consists of triangles and an S form on a background of small squares. Probably the bottom band of a sampler. Stitches: buttonhole, counted satin, double hem; and various pulled and cut work stitches.

Provenance

From the Mrs. Marshall Collection; gift of Henry W. Bliss to MFA, 1923

Credit Line

Gift of Henry W. Bliss