Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1739

GUSN

GUSN-13450

Description

Alphabet and number sampler on linen ground with silk thread. Worked in primarily blue and white threads with floral and geometric designs. Cross stitch, chain stitch, whip stitch, and eyelet stitch. One complete alphabet, one partial upper case alphabet, one partial lower case alphabet, and numbers 1-10.

Details

Descriptive Terms

samplers (embroidery)
needlework (visual works)
linen (material)
silk (fiber)
education
floral patterns
geometric patterns
letters (signs)
numbers
Cotton
Floral
Geometric
Education
Sampler

Inscription

"Mary Otis her sampellar/ bone in the 5th year of her age in the 12th year of his majesty's rain Gorg the II 1739 Finis." (cross stitch, maker's name and notation)

Maker

Otis, Mary, 1734- (Embroiderer)

Dimensions

11 5/8 x 9 9/16 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Elizabeth W. Bate

Accession Number

1997.54

Reference Notes

article about the donation of the sampler made by the cousin of Harrison Gray Otis