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Alphabet/Verse Sampler

1980.334 (RS103926)

Description

Vertical sampler on cream linen ground. Monochromatic red lettering. Alphabet at top, verse at bottom. Several crowns are embroidered in the lower half. Alphabets: #1 complete, double letters (AA,BB...), U&V reversed; #2 complete; #3 "A-V". Numbers: "1-11". Stitches used: satin stitch.

Details

Maker
Burtenshaw, Ann, 1773- (Embroiderer)
Date
1774
Inscriptions
""Contentment is the best Fortune/Duty Fear and Love/We owe to God above/Learn to live as you would wish to die/Ann Burtenshaw/ Finished this sampler in the 10th Year of Her Age 1774"" (Embroidered)
Material
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
cross-stitching
Education
embroidering
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
silk (textile)
Dimensions
14 1/2 x 12 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1980.334
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
49839

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