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Alphabet/Verse Sampler

1961.152 (RS103881)

Description

Alphabet/Verse Sampler. Horizontal rectangle, natural linen ground. Blue alphabet at top set against a background of turquoise cross stitch and satin stitch. Polychromatic. Alphabets: #1-incomplete #2-missing "J"; Numbers: "1-9"; cross stitch, satin stitch, eyelet hole.

Details

Maker
Alley, Ruth, 1793- (Embroiderer)
Date
ca. 1806
Inscriptions
""Ruth Alley AE 13 years June 22 1806""/ ""INDUSTRY""/""A lovely young lavinia once had friend's/And fortune smild deceitful on her birth/For in her helpless years drepriv'd of all/Of every year save innocence and heav'n"" (Embroidered)
Material
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
silk (textile)
Dimensions
10 1/4 x 16 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1961.152
Credit Line
Gift of Alice and Emil Ahlborn
GUSN
46502

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