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Alphabet Sampler

1942.1114 (RS103848)

Description

Alphabet Sampler. Vertical rectangle, ivory linen ground; silk thread. Alphabets in top 1/3, verse in bottom 1/3--middle 1/3 is occupied by four brown birds on either side of one green bird perched on top of a tree. Alphabets: #1-complete, #2-missing "J"; Numbers: "1-9, 0"; cross stitch.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1799
Inscriptions
""LOSS OF FATHER/IS MUCH BUT LOSS/OF MOTHER IS MORE/THE LOSS OF CHRIST IS /SUCH A LOSS AS NO/ MAN CAN RESTORE"" ""1799"" (Embroidered)
Material
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Alphabet
alphabets (symbols)
Aves (class)
Bird
Cross-stitched
cross-stitching
education
Education
Embroidered
embroidering
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Linen
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Numbers
numerals
Poetry
poetry
Religion
religions (concept)
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
Silk
silk (textile)
Dimensions
10 1/2 x 8 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1942.1114
Credit Line
Gift from Francis Newton
GUSN
53275

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