Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

GUSN

GUSN-241796

Description

Alphabet/verse sampler; floral border; one verse worked at each of four sides around the outside edges; another verse is worked below th alphabets; four alphabets, three without "J"; one alphabet complete; numbers 1-7; 1-11; on wooden stretcher.

Details

Descriptive Terms

samplers (embroidery)
linen (material)
embroidery (visual works)
wool (textile)
cross stitch
wood (plant material)
education
letters (signs)
numbers
flowers (plants)
Sampler

Inscription

"Plain as the canvas was as plain we find / Unfettered unadornd the female mind" (Embroidered)
"No fine ideas fill the vacant soul / No grateful coulouring animates the whole" (Embroidered)
"Inserts the curious lines on proper ground / Compleats the work and scatters roses round" (Embroidered)
"With close atention carefuly inwrought / Fair education pains the pleasing thought" (Embroidered)
"Sally Divenpon Bussey Dorchester aged 7 years" (Embroidered)

Additional Identification Number

A4096

Maker

Bussey, Sally D. (Embroiderer)

Dimensions

16 1/2 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Patten

Accession Number

1980.403