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1987.456 (RS103947)

Description

This combination verse and alphabet sampler was worked on a linen ground in silk thread, depicting a house surrounded by leafy trees, hills and birds. Above the scene is a verse and above that is an alphabet. Below the scene is an inscription with the needleworker's name and age. A green and white satin-stitched border surrounds the scene and inscriptions, with a larger, second border surrounding that, also on three sides, of dainty white and blue flowers ona meandering vine. At the top of the outer border is a large vase filled with flowers and flanked by flying birds. The stitches used include: cross stitch, Satin stitch, eyelet, daisy stitch, whip stitch, Gobelin; framed in gilt wooden frame.

Details

Maker
Glezen, Nancy (Embroiderer)
Date
1800
"in the eighth year of her age" she was born in 1792. See research notes.
Inscriptions
""Time has wings and swiftly flies/Youth and Beauty fade away/Virtue is the only prize/Whose sacred joys will ne'er decay"" ""Nancy Glezen's Work Wrought/ in the eighth year of her age."" (poetry and maker's identification)
Material
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Wayland (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
silk (textile)
Dimensions
15 1/2 x 12 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1987.456
Credit Line
Gift of Edwin Buckingham Sears
GUSN
51669

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