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Sampler

1980.403 (RS103980)

Description

Alphabet/verse sampler; floral border; one verse worked at each of four sides around the outside edges; another verse is worked below th alphabets; four alphabets, three without "J"; one alphabet complete; numbers 1-7; 1-11; on wooden stretcher.

Details

Maker
Bussey, Sally D. (Embroiderer)
Inscriptions
"Plain as the canvas was as plain we find / Unfettered unadornd the female mind" (Embroidered)
"No fine ideas fill the vacant soul / No grateful coulouring animates the whole" (Embroidered)
"Inserts the curious lines on proper ground / Compleats the work and scatters roses round" (Embroidered)
"With close atention carefuly inwrought / Fair education pains the pleasing thought" (Embroidered)
"Sally Divenpon Bussey Dorchester aged 7 years" (Embroidered)
Material
cross stitch
embroidery (visual works)
linen (material)
wood (plant material)
wool (textile)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
cross stitch
education
embroidery (visual works)
flowers (plants)
letters (signs)
linen (material)
numbers
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
wood (plant material)
wool (textile)
Dimensions
16 1/2 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1980.403
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Patten
GUSN
241796

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