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Alphabet/Verse Sampler

1926.280 (RS103779)

Description

Alphabet/Verse Sampler. Long, narrow, vertical rectangle. Ivory linen ground. Lines of Alphabet and verse separated by rows of decorative neeldework; floral. Polychromatic. Alphabets: #1 missing "J","U"; #2 missing "J"."U" Numbers: "1-10"; cross stitch, eyelet hole, satin stitch.

Details

Maker
Cooper, Judith, 1730- (Embroiderer)
Date
1742
Inscriptions
""Judith Cooper her Sampler Done to the/Twelfth year of her age June the ninth/In the year of our Lord 1742."" ""Behold alass Our Days We Spend How/Vain they be how Soon they End.""
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts
Material
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Alphabet
alphabets (symbols)
Aves (class)
Bird
Cross-stitched
cross-stitching
Crown
crowns (headdresses)
education
Education
Embroidered
embroidering
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Floral
floral patterns
Heart
hearts (motifs)
Linen
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Numbers
numerals
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
Silk
silk (textile)
Dimensions
19 x 8 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1926.280
Credit Line
Gift from Bostonian Society - Old State House
GUSN
30879

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