Pictorial Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1786

GUSN

GUSN-28470

Description

Cross-stitched pictoral sampler; ivory linen ground; depicts animal and figural motifs and floral designs; large scale parrot, horse, lamb, small scale dancing people, all surrounded by a floral border. (Motifs: Joshua and Kaleb holding grapes-symbolizes Chirst's blood and eternal life.)

Details

Descriptive Terms

samplers (embroidery)
needlework (visual works)
cross-stitching
embroidering
Sampler

Inscription

initials ""MW/GW/BW;IEG/HW/RW/FW/SW/IMW"" Date ""1786"" (initials, probably of family members)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

18 3/4 x 19 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary C. Wheelwright

Accession Number

1918.1420