Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1847

GUSN

GUSN-40429

Description

Large vertical sampler with large scale floral border. Verse at bottom with flower baskets and bird beneath. Natural linen ground, polychromatic. Alphabets: #1 - "A-M" missing "K","L", #2 - "A-U" missing "Q", #3 - "A-W" missing "J", #4 - complete, #5 - complete; Numbers: "1-5"; cross stitch, satin stitch.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

""Abney McIntock/Windsor Aged 11 Years/"/ "Youth like the spring will soon be gone/in rolling years or sudden death/ Your morning sun may set at noon/And you in darkness lose your breath"" (Embroidered)

Maker

McIntock, Abney, 1835- (Embroiderer)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

31 1/2 x 16 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Dorothy Cornell

Accession Number

1940.95