Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1829

GUSN

GUSN-1334

Description

Alphabet/verse sampler; squarish; cream-colored linen ground; silk thread; three complete alphabets; numbers 1-9 at top, verse at middle; large scale flowers and floral basket below; polychromatic; cross stitch, satin stitch, long and short satin, stem stitch, split stitch.

Details

Descriptive Terms

samplers (embroidery)
needlework (visual works)
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Sampler

Inscription

""When youth's soft season shall be over/and scenes of childhood charm no more/My riper years with joy shall see/that proof of infant industry"" ""Wrought by Sophia K Tyrrel at the age of 13/August 6 1829"" (poetry)

Maker

Tyrrel, Sophia K., 1816- (Embroiderer)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

15 1/2 x 16 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Mr. Herbert T. Armitt

Accession Number

1990.2