Sampler

American
Colonial
1764
Dorothy Ashton (American, born in 1751)


Object Place: Salem, New England, United States

Dimensions

48 x 40 cm (18 7/8 x 15 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

40.79

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk and metallic thread

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Linen plain weave sampler embroidered with silk and metallic thread; pastoral scene in border surrounding alphabets and verse embroidered in cross stitch and eyelet; signed “Dorothy Ashton, Her sampler, Aged thirteen, 1764”

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot to MFA, 1940

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot