Pictorial Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1851

GUSN

GUSN-28471

Description

Pictorial Sampler. Name, place and date on top, in Spanish, surrounded by a floral border. The majority of the sampler is given over to geometric and floral needlework patterns with animals (birds, horses, chickens, monkey, dogs), and people. Cream ground, polychromatic threads.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

""Hecho por Maria De La/Luz Eligia Alvarez/ Puebla Enero/18 de 1851"" ""Made by Maria de la Luz Eligia Alvarez, Puebla, January 18, 1851"" (Embroidered)

Maker

Alvarez, Maria de la Luz Elegia (Embroiderer)

Location of Origin

Puebla, Mexico

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

10 1/2 x 15 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Miss Mary C. Wheelwright

Accession Number

1918.1421