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Alphabet/Verse Sampler

1964.74 (RS103893)

Description

This combination verse and alphabet sampler was worked on a linen ground in silk thread, depicting a red-roofed house flanked by leafy trees, rose bushes and a pair of black and white dogs. The entire scene is set beneath a verse and alphabet, bordered on three sides by a floral vine. One alphabet missing "J", "V"; Numbers: 1-10. Cross stitch, eyelet hole, satin stitch

Details

Maker
Upton, Atta Downing, 1789- (Embroiderer)
Date
1796-1806
Inscriptions
""This needle work of mine can tell When I was young I/learned well And by my parents I was taught not to spen/d my time at naught"" /""Atta Downing Upton her work Born janury 25 1789/When the grass is green and roe is red hear is my name/when i am ded"" (Embroidered)
Material
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Places
Marblehead (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
silk (textile)
Dimensions
15 3/4 x 16 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1964.74
Credit Line
Gift from Miss Mattie E. Brown
GUSN
46926

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