Skip to content

Search Collections

Sampler

1971.692 (RS117700)

Description

Square linen sampler with light blue, dark blue, and tan two-ply cotton cross stitching. Top two rows have upper case alphabet, third row has numbers 1-18. Fourth row has lower case alphabet, fifth and sixth rows have stylized upper case script. Bottom border of blue diamonds. Matted and framed in gilt and gesso hardwood frame.

Details

Maker
Rundlet, Elizabeth Jane, 1813-1839 (Embroiderer)
Date
1822-1823
Inscriptions
"Elizabeth Jane Rundlet, Aged 9/O may I, in my youthful days/attend to wisdom's voice/And make its holy, happy ways/My own delightful choices!" (Embroidered)
Location of origin
USA
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
cotton (textile)
linen (material)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Cotton
cotton (textile)
Linen
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
Dimensions
16 5/8 x 16 5/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.692
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5341

Comments