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Alphabet/Verse Sampler

1940.251 (RS103835)

Description

Alphabet/Verses sampler on natural linen ground. Polychromatic threads. Verse is worked in a border that runs along top and sides. Two pine trees at bottom. Alphabets: #1 complete, some letters repeated; #2 complete. Stitches used: cross stitch, rococo, satin stitch, and star stitch.

Details

Maker
Peabody, Lucretia, 1779-1854 (Embroiderer)
Date
1787
Inscriptions
"The time draws ner that I must go and bid ad/ieu to things below And if those lins you chan/ce to se wh/en I am gone/remember me" "Lucretia Peabody- 8--" (Embroidered)
Material
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
cross-stitching
Education
embroidering
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
Dimensions
7 1/8 x 10 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1940.251
Credit Line
Gift from Miss Grace S. Leavitt
GUSN
40504

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