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Alphabet/Verse Sampler

1985.721 (RS103943)

Description

Alphabet and numbers/verse sampler; squarish, natural linen ground; silk or cotton thread; cross stitch, rococo, satin, fern stitch, stem, outline, lang and short satin stitch, whip stitch; alphabets at top; verse at bottom with two columns on either side; floral arc above and flowers and trees below; polychromatic; 4 Alphabets: #2-missing U; #4-missing Y,Z; numbers: 1-4; in original mahogany veneer frame.

Details

Maker
Washburn, Amelia, 1807- (Embroiderer)
Date
1818
Inscriptions
""Wrought by Amelia Washburn 1818" "Born January 7, In the year 1807" "Placed on the verge of youth, my mind life's op'ning scene survey'd./ I view'd its ills of various kind, afflicted and afraid./ For see, ah see, while yet her was with doubtful steps I tread,/ A hostile world its terrows raise, its snares delusive spread." "The spring of life shall gantly cease/ And angels point the way to peace."" (poetry)
"Robey-French Co./ Eastman Kodak Company/ 38 Bromfield St., Boston" (label)
Material
cotton (textile)
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Possibly cotton (textile)
Possibly silk (textile)
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
Dimensions
15 1/2 x 17 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1985.721
Credit Line
Gift of the Estate of Eliza H. Faunce
GUSN
50534

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