Sampler

American
Colonial
third quarter 18th century
Elizabeth Heath (American, born in 1768)


Object Place: New England, probably United States

Dimensions

27.4 x 20.5 cm (10 13/16 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.6276

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Across the top is a narrow border. Below, the alphabet and “Elizabeth Heath was born September the 8th, 1768”. Then a row of figures running up to 15, and “When friends are -“.

Provenance

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft to MFA, 1901

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection