Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

ca. 1785

GUSN

GUSN-30015

Description

Alphabet/Verse sampler with floral borders. Pastoral scene at bottom with trees, sheep, birds, and hills. Alphabets: #1 "A-U", missing J; #2 "A-X", missing J,X; #3 "A-X", missing J; #4 complete. Numbers:-1-7. Stitches used: eyelet hole stitch. Original cardboard and paper backing board for sampler also stored in box.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Swift as the sun revolves the day we hasten to the dead / slaves to the wild we puff away and to ground we(?)" / "Isabella Thomson Was Born May 2nd 1771 AE 14 Year" (Embroidered)

Maker

Thomson, Isabella, 1771- (Embroiderer)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

22 1/4 x 18 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary C. Wheelwright

Accession Number

1923.606