Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1786

GUSN

GUSN-34888

Description

Alphabet/Verse sampler on natural linen ground. Verse in center. Words alternate colors: yellow, cream, blue and green. Alphabets: #1 incomplete (stitchery deteriorated); #2 missing "J", some letters repeated. Numbers: "1-9".

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"See how the lillies flou/rish white and red see / how the ravens fed fro/m Heaven are Then ne/er distrust Thy God fo/r cloth and bread, whilst / lillies flourish and the ravens fed" "Sarah Spooner workt / Sampler in the eleven/th year of her age 1786" (Embroidered)

Maker

Spooner, Sarah, 1775- (Embroiderer)

Dimensions

12 1/2 x 8 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Mrs. Sidney R. Burleigh

Accession Number

1932.512