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Alphabet/Verse Sampler

1977.564 (RS103921)

Description

Alphabet/Verse Sampler. Vertical rectangle, natural linen ground. Small cross stitch border, yellow and green. Alphabets at top, verse at middle and bottom. Four alphabets all missing J, U Numbers: "1-10"; cross stitch, eyelet hole.

Details

Maker
Barrell, Elizabeth Sayward, 1799-1883 (Embroiderer)
Date
1812
Inscriptions
""In fair proportion Fee the Letters hand a useful beautŽous and expressive hand./Let truth and virtue be your guide. And wisdom over all your ways preside./MEMORY/Remembered Love, life pleasing dreams,/Leave sweet impressions on the heart,/When through life's cloud affection beams/It takes from woe its keenest dart"" ""ELIZABETH BARRELL/ AGED 13 YEARS 1812"" (verse, maker's name and date)
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Places
Probably Maine (United States)
Descriptive terms
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
silk (textile)
Dimensions
17 x 12 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.564
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
49515

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