Sampler

American
about 1810
Lucy Bateman (American, born in 1797)


Object Place: Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

23.5 x 43.5 cm (9 1/4 x 17 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

33.328

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

The alphabet is repeated several times, with Arabic numerals, and “How Pleasant tis to see Kindred and friends agree. Lucy Bateman born August the 9 1797 she wrought this in the 14 year of her age” at one side two small trees and an urn marked B.F. Floral border on top and sides only. Worked in cross stitch and satin stitch with blue, green, black, orange and pinkish orange silk.

Provenance

Gift of William S. Rumrill to MFA, 1933

Credit Line

Gift of William S. Rumrill