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2004.39 (RS103961)

Description

Alphabet and numbers sampler; brown and henna silk thread on unrefined linen; black-painted frame under glass; cross stitch, eyelet, two-sided line stitch; three complete upper case alphabets, one lower case alphabet; numbers 1-9; simple cross stitch border.

Details

Maker
Homer, Eliza Bennett (Embroiderer)
Date
March 10, 1828
Inscriptions
"Eliza Bennett Homer March 10 1828" ("1828" is slightly above "March 10")
"Homer / See Family Register (Boston)/ Bolton & Coe (1921) / Page 174 / Daughter of Eliza B. Homer" (handwritten)
"437-19 Sampler of Eliza Bennett Homer dated March 10, 1828/ Brown and Henna on unrefined linen; cross-stitch; eyelet/ stitch, 2 sided-line stitch; 4 alphabets; numerals; / simple cross-borders. Size: framed 12" x 15" / Note: Compare the style of the 2 in 1828 with the 2 / in the line of numerals. / lacing thread mounted (and matted) with museum board - 1979." (label on back of frame)
Location of origin
Massachusetts
Material
cross stitch
embroidery (visual works)
linen (material)
silk (fiber)
Object type
Art
Places
Probably Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Probably Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
cross stitch
embroidery (visual works)
linen (material)
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
silk (fiber)
Dimensions
12 x 14 15/16 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2004.39
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George J. Leger
GUSN
241804

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