Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1773

GUSN

GUSN-30488

Description

Alpahbet/Verse Sampler. Vertical rectangle, natural linen ground. Geometric floral border. Large scale flowers at center, alphabets and verse above, verse below. Polychromatic. 3 Alphabets: #1 missing "J"; #2 missing "J"; #3 complete. Cross stitch, satin stitch, chain stitch.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

""Beauty And Prid we often find betray/The Weaknes of the Mind, He Handsom/Is And Merits Praise that Handsom/ does the Proverb Says___ ___ 1786(?)"" ""Elizabeth Burlinggame Her Sampler/ Made In The Tenth Yar of Her Age 1773"" (Embroidered)

Maker

Burlingame, Elizabeth, 1763- (Embroiderer)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

14 1/16 x 10 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Mrs. Susan Clarke

Accession Number

1925.13

Places

Rhode Island (United States)
East Greenwich (Kent county, Rhode Island)