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Alphabet/Verse Sampler

1990.2 (RS103948)

Description

Alphabet/verse sampler; squarish; cream-colored linen ground; silk thread; three complete alphabets; numbers 1-9 at top, verse at middle; large scale flowers and floral basket below; polychromatic; cross stitch, satin stitch, long and short satin, stem stitch, split stitch.

Details

Maker
Tyrrel, Sophia K., 1816- (Embroiderer)
Date
1829
Inscriptions
""When youth's soft season shall be over/and scenes of childhood charm no more/My riper years with joy shall see/that proof of infant industry"" ""Wrought by Sophia K Tyrrel at the age of 13/August 6 1829"" (poetry)
Material
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
silk (textile)
Dimensions
15 1/2 x 16 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1990.2
Credit Line
Gift from Mr. Herbert T. Armitt
GUSN
1334

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