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Alphabet/Verse Sampler

1949.63 (RS103861)

Description

Vertical sampler on natural linen ground, polychromatic; 2 1/2-3 inch bands of floral needlework alternating with an alphabet and verses. Alphabets: #1 complete; Numbers: "1-13"; cross stitch, outline stitch, eyelet hole, long and short satin stitch.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
""My busy thoughts doth shew/I am not made in vain/O that I may so well improve/As eternal life to gain"" ""_____ ____ef Her Sampler Aged ____ 14""
Material
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
silk (textile)
Dimensions
16 1/2 x 12 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.63
Credit Line
Gift from Miss Lillian E. Bassett
GUSN
54914

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