Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1801

GUSN

GUSN-28405

Description

Alphabet/Verse sampler on ivory linen ground. Edged in pink silk ribbon with green leaves. Alphabets at top with verse below, fruit basket and floral vines at bottom. Polychromatic. Alphabets: #1-complete; #2-complete; #3-missing "J"; #4-complete; #5-complete. Numbers: "1-3", "1-11". Stitches used: cross stitch, satin stitch, and eyelet hole stitch.

Details

Descriptive Terms

samplers (embroidery)
needlework (visual works)
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
Education
Sampler

Inscription

""Martha Jane Avery's Sampler Wrought 1801"" ""Jesus permit thy gracious name to stand/ As the first effort of an infant's hand/ And while her fingers o'er the canvas move/ Engage thy tender heart to seek thy love/ Which thy dear children let her have a part/ And write thy name thyself upon her heart"" (Embroidered)

Maker

Avery, Martha Jane (Embroiderer)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

15 1/2 x 17 7/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of William Sumner Appleton

Accession Number

1918.1269