Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

August 1816

GUSN

GUSN-38860

Description

Alphabet and verse, bordered by leaves; ivory linen ground; polychrome: white, green, yellow; three complete alphabets; cross stitch, satin stitch, other.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

""Virtue is the chiefest beauty of the mind/ The noblest ornament of human kind/ Virtue is our safe guard & our guiding star/ Stir up reason when our senses err"" ""Ah when/thy morn of/ youth is fled/ no second spring th/ee returns"" ""Lydia/Perry/Milford/August/ 1816"" (Embroidered)

Maker

Perry, Lydia (Embroiderer)

Location of Origin

Milford

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

16 1/2 x 17 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Mrs. Herbert Howe Glines

Accession Number

1936.997