Whitework sampler fragment

English
mid-17th century


Object Place: Britain

Dimensions

58.3 x 15 cm (22 15/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

25.216

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with linen

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Long narrow piece of linen, joined in the middle by stitches, divided into eleven decorative bands reticella, cut-work and drawn-work. The finish on the ends suggests that it may have been cut from a longer piece.

Provenance

MFA purchase from Miss M. Winifred Tewksbury, 282 Pleasant Street, Winthrop, Massachusetts.

Credit Line

John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund