Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

March 10, 1828

GUSN

GUSN-241804

Description

Alphabet and numbers sampler; brown and henna silk thread on unrefined linen; black-painted frame under glass; cross stitch, eyelet, two-sided line stitch; three complete upper case alphabets, one lower case alphabet; numbers 1-9; simple cross stitch border.

Details

Descriptive Terms

samplers (embroidery)
linen (material)
silk (fiber)
embroidery (visual works)
cross stitch
Sampler

Inscription

"Eliza Bennett Homer March 10 1828" ("1828" is slightly above "March 10")
"Homer / See Family Register (Boston)/ Bolton & Coe (1921) / Page 174 / Daughter of Eliza B. Homer" (handwritten)
"437-19 Sampler of Eliza Bennett Homer dated March 10, 1828/ Brown and Henna on unrefined linen; cross-stitch; eyelet/ stitch, 2 sided-line stitch; 4 alphabets; numerals; / simple cross-borders. Size: framed 12" x 15" / Note: Compare the style of the 2 in 1828 with the 2 / in the line of numerals. / lacing thread mounted (and matted) with museum board - 1979." (label on back of frame)

Maker

Homer, Eliza Bennett (Embroiderer)

Location of Origin

Massachusetts

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

12 x 14 15/16 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George J. Leger

Accession Number

2004.39

Places

Probably Massachusetts (United States)
Probably Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)