Alphabet/Pictorial Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1812

GUSN

GUSN-28472

Description

Sampler on cream wool ground. Plain cross stitch border. Large scale Dutch town house with stepped gable roof on right. Two towers with tan/pink/blue horizontally striped flags located centrally. Flowers, animals and figures surround. Alphabet below. Polychromatic. Motifs: peacock-pride and vanity, eternity

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

""S.F.Graus Oud 7 /Aar Anno 1812 Den 16 Juni"" ""S.F.Graus age 7 years old Anno 1812 of 16 June""-Foekje Boersma (7/29/94) Dutch intern. (Embroidered)

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Netherlands

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

13 1/2 x 15 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary C. Wheelwright

Accession Number

1918.1422