Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

GUSN

GUSN-29784

Description

Alphabet/Verse sampler on natural linen ground. Border is made up of connected circles forming an undulating chain. Alphabets on top half in black, verse in cream, name in green. Alphabets: #1 missing "J", letters repeated (AA, BB, CC...) ; #2 missing "J", letters repeated. Numbers: "1-17".

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

""Anna Sargem Wrought/This Sampler/ag'd 10 years"" ""Know then this Truth/enough for us to know/Virtue alone is Happi/ness below"" (Embroidered)

Maker

Sargem, Anna (Embroiderer)

Dimensions

8 1/2 x 8 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Miss Josephine McC. Shaw

Accession Number

1922.1063