Sampler

Italian
1812
Francesca Bacci (Italian)


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

27.8 x 36.5 cm (10 15/16 x 14 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

50.4022

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Embroidery sampler worked in cross stitch; at top rows of numerals and the inscription: FATTA.DA. ME. FRANCESCA BACCI NELL’ ANNO 1812; central band of small flowers, birds, dog, and baskets, bottom band of highly stylized poplar trees and plants in urns; some of embroidery threads worn away.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Edward C. Moore and Miss Mary Magoun Brown to MFA, 1950

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward C. Moore, and Miss Mary Magoun Brown, in memory of their mother, Mrs. John Crosby Brown