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Alphabet/Verse Sampler

1948.35 (RS103855)

Description

Alphabet/Verse Sampler. Vertical rectangle on ivory linen, strawberry and vine border. Verse above, large scale flowers, small scale house and animals below. Alphabet: letters "U" & "V" are reversed, the letter "J" is missing. Numbers: 1-8. Other stitches: satin stitch, cross stitch. Gilt wooden frame.

Details

Maker
Camroux, Louisa, 1806- (Embroiderer)
Date
1817
Inscriptions
""There would I find a settled rest/ While others go and come/ No more a stranger or a guest/ But like a child at home/Why do ye mourn departing friends/ Or shake at deaths alarms/ Tis but the voice that Jesus sends/To call them to his arms/Jesus can make a dying bed/Feel soft as downy pillows are/While on his breast I lean my head/And breathe my life out sweetly there""/""Louisa Camroux Aged 11 January 16 1817"" (Embroidered)
"Owned by Society for the Preservation of N.E. Antiquities--Boston" (Museum label)
Material
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Alphabet
alphabets (symbols)
architectural elements
Architecture
architecture (object genre)
Aves (class)
Bird
Cross-stitched
cross-stitching
education
Education
Embroidered
embroidering
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Floral
floral patterns
Linen
linen (material)
needlework (visual works)
Numbers
numerals
Poetry
poetry
Sampler
samplers (embroidery)
Silk
silk (textile)
Dimensions
18 3/16 x 13 11/16 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1948.35
Credit Line
Anonymous gift
GUSN
7648

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