Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1849

GUSN

GUSN-30126

Description

Alphabet/Verse Sampler. Squarish, cream colored linen ground. Strawberry vine border and inner border of potted flowers, berries and birds. Verse at center surrounded by strawberry vine border. Polychromatic. One Alphabet-complete and in order. Other stitches: eyelet hole

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

""When he cries come forth/ Then I return to the/ The victory is gained/ For Christ hath/ made us free"" ""Mary Ann Leap's work done/ in the year of our Lord one-/ thousand eight hundred/and forty nine 1849"" ""Tell me ye Knowing and/Descerning few/ Where I may find a friend/That's firm and true/ Joseph and Mary Leap/Joseph A. Leap Henry M Le/ ap Benjamin HL MA Leap"" (Embroidered)

Maker

Leap, Mary Ann (Embroiderer)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

24 5/8 x 25 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Miss Mary C. Wheelwright

Accession Number

1924.21