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Alphabet/Verse Sampler

1923.471 (RS103765)

Description

Verse and Alphabet Sampler; horizontal, rectangular, natural linen ground; oblong oval embroidered upper center, surrounded by large scale floral embroidery; encircles alphabets and verse; Pastoral scene below with animals and one man fishing. Ploychromatic; short and long satin stitch, satin stitch, cross stitch, other. Alphabets: #1 "A-Y", #2 "A-L".

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1799-1807
Inscriptions
""Here in this green and shady bower/Delicious fruits and fragrant flowers/Virtue shall dwell within this seat/Virtue alone can make it sweet"" (Embroidered)
Material
linen (material)
silk (fiber)
Object type
Art
Places
Possibly Massachusetts (United States)
Possibly Newburyport (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
silk (fiber)
Dimensions
16 x 22 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1923.471
Credit Line
Gift of Sarah Frances Pellett
GUSN
29959
Reference Notes
indicates unknown maker, dated 1799-1807

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