Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1817

GUSN

GUSN-28769

Description

Alphabet/Verse Sampler. Square, ivory linen ground. Floral border. Alphabets at top, verse below, flanked by two pine trees. Alphabets: #1 complete, #2 complete, #3 missing "J"; numbers: "1-22".

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

""Elizabeth Ann Lyon Aged 11 September 24 1817"" ""When death transfers me to dust/ May I be numbered with the just/ My soul ascend to worlds of bliss/ Where dwells imortals happiness/ See here I leave my name behind/ Forgetfull mortals to remind/ Let children hear the mighty deeds/ Which God performed of old/ Which in our younger years we saw/ And which our fathers told."" (Embroidered)

Maker

Lyon, Elizabeth Ann, 1806-1834 (Embroiderer)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

16 3/4 x 16 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift Mary E. Saunders

Accession Number

1919.651