Sampler

American
1806
Embroidered by Margaret Barker (American, born in 1798)


Object Place: Hartford, Connecticut, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 38.1 x 33 x 2.5 cm (15 x 13 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

2003.429

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk, with hand-applied color

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Alphabet sampler with sheep at the bottom; worked in cross, tent, and buttonhole stitches with polychrome threads with applied color and inscribed “Margaret Barker wrote this aged eight years 1806”

Provenance

Purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Berger; Gift to the MFA, September 17, 2003

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Berger in memory of Susan Jeannette Westfall