Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1830-1840

GUSN

GUSN-30014

Description

Alphabet/Verse Sampler. Square, polychromatic on natural linen ground. Large scale floral border on top and sides. Verse in middle section with house, flowers, and trees below. Three complete alphabets; numbers: "1-9"; cross stitch, satin stitch

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

""Fear/and/Love"" ""God/A/bove"" ""My youthful days will soon be oer/And time with one will be no more/Laid in the grave we all must be/And this I have wrought for you to see"" ""Wrought by Ellen E. Adams aged 11 years under the instruction of C. Rockwood"" (Embroidered)

Maker

Adams, Ellen E. (Embroiderer)

Dimensions

17 x 16 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Miss Mary C. Wheelwright

Accession Number

1923.605