Sampler

British
first quarter of 18th century


Object Place: Britain

Dimensions

35 x 22.7 cm (13 3/4 x 8 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

39.567

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Natural linen sampler, upper half embroidered with polychrome alphabets in cross and eyelet stitches; lower half embroidered with wide bands of small plant forms and birds along with geometric work; thicker band flanked by cypress trees in pots and small peacocks; decorative borders throughout. Stitches: counted satin, cross, double running, eyelet, Gobelin, long-armed cross, Montenegrin cross, rice, satin, two-sided cross.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. F. H. Cook to MFA, 1939

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. F. H. Cook