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Alphabet/Verse Sampler

1923.606 (RS103969)

Description

Alphabet/Verse sampler with floral borders. Pastoral scene at bottom with trees, sheep, birds, and hills. Alphabets: #1 "A-U", missing J; #2 "A-X", missing J,X; #3 "A-X", missing J; #4 complete. Numbers:-1-7. Stitches used: eyelet hole stitch. Original cardboard and paper backing board for sampler also stored in box.

Details

Maker
Thomson, Isabella, 1771- (Embroiderer)
Date
ca. 1785
Inscriptions
"Swift as the sun revolves the day we hasten to the dead / slaves to the wild we puff away and to ground we(?)" / "Isabella Thomson Was Born May 2nd 1771 AE 14 Year" (Embroidered)
Material
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
cross-stitching
Education
embroidering
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
silk (textile)
Dimensions
22 1/4 x 18 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1923.606
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Mary C. Wheelwright
GUSN
30015

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