Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1809

GUSN

GUSN-244181

Description

Verse sampler with geometric boder in plain wooden frame. Trees, basket of fruit and two-story yellow house with dirt path embroidered under verse. Polychromatic. Vertical rectangle on natural linen ground. Cross stitch, Satin stitch, whip stitch, Gobelin\n

Details

Descriptive Terms

samplers (embroidery)
linen (material)
silk (textile)
wood (plant material)
Sampler

Inscription

"Let not this world our future views employ/For all its treasure give but trancient joy/Riches have wings and grandue is a dream/And friends deceive however fair they seem/Catharine Glezen's Work AD 1809" (Embroidered)
"A.A. Childs Manufactory + Co./ W.S. CHILD ESTABLISHED 1837/Paintings and Prints restored/Picture Frames/352 Washington St./Boston" (Printed label)

Maker

Glezen, Catharine (Embroiderer)

Dimensions

18 9/16 x 14 13/16 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Edwin Buckingham Sears

Accession Number

1987.455

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Wayland (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)