Whitework sampler fragment
Object Place: Britain
58.3 x 15 cm (22 15/16 x 5 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen plain weave embroidered with linen
Not On View
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.
MFA purchase from Miss M. Winifred Tewksbury, 282 Pleasant Street, Winthrop, Massachusetts.
John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund