Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1796

GUSN

GUSN-271709

Description

Sampler with embroidered alphabet, verses, numbers, people and animals depicted in silk thread on a linen ground. Text is surrounded by flowers, flying birds and birds in trees. Bottom half of sampler shows a small house at left with faces peeking out of the first floor windows. To the right of the house is a fence and woman standing next to a flowering tree. Border has a flowering vine and skeletal zebras. Plain wood frame.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Anna Leonard Smith is my name and with my/ needle I wrought the same in the 11 year of/ my age Dighton July the 31 AD 1796" "From low pursuits exalt my mind/ From ev'ry vice of ev'ry kind/ Nor let my conduct ever tend To wound the feelings of a friend" (Embroidered)

Additional Identification Number

606.1
883

Maker

Smith, Anna Leonard, 1785- (Embroiderer)

Location of Origin

MA, United States

Dimensions

22 1/8 x 18 1/8 x 1 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of James B. Thompson Jr.

Accession Number

2012.209.1

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Dighton (Bristol county, Massachusetts)