Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1742

GUSN

GUSN-30879

Description

Alphabet/Verse Sampler. Long, narrow, vertical rectangle. Ivory linen ground. Lines of Alphabet and verse separated by rows of decorative neeldework; floral. Polychromatic. Alphabets: #1 missing "J","U"; #2 missing "J"."U" Numbers: "1-10"; cross stitch, eyelet hole, satin stitch.

Details

Descriptive Terms

samplers (embroidery)
needlework (visual works)
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
alphabets (symbols)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Aves (class)
crowns (headdresses)
education
floral patterns
hearts (motifs)
numerals
Silk
Linen
Embroidered
Cross-stitched
Floral
Bird
Heart
Crown
Education
Numbers
Alphabet
Sampler

Inscription

""Judith Cooper her Sampler Done to the/Twelfth year of her age June the ninth/In the year of our Lord 1742."" ""Behold alass Our Days We Spend How/Vain they be how Soon they End.""

Maker

Cooper, Judith, 1730- (Embroiderer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift from Bostonian Society - Old State House

Accession Number

1926.280

Places

Massachusetts (United States)