Elizabeth Russell (American, born about 1710)
Object Place: probably Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height x width: 7 15/16 x 7 9/16 in. (20.1 x 19.2 cm) (Maximum)
Medium or Technique
Linen plain weave embroidered with silk in reversible cross, eyelet, Florentine, cross, satin, Queen, and stem stitches
Not On View
Sampler with rows of green and beige cross stiched alphabets at top and an inscription, “Elizabeth Russell aged 9 in 1719” followed by numbers 1 through 10; middle section with green and whtie zigzag in Irish stitch between two alphabet rows in eyelet stitch, a row of lozenge shapes in satin and herringbone stitch, and a band of green and red flower motifs above a line in Queens stitch; bottom section with two flowers and tree crowned with red fruit and two squirrels beneath made in satin and stem stitch
By 1942: Private Collection, United States. Anonymous gift to MFA, March 12, 1942.
Reference in Bolton & Coe: Mrs. Frederick A. Whitwell.