Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1787

GUSN

GUSN-40504

Description

Alphabet/Verses sampler on natural linen ground. Polychromatic threads. Verse is worked in a border that runs along top and sides. Two pine trees at bottom. Alphabets: #1 complete, some letters repeated; #2 complete. Stitches used: cross stitch, rococo, satin stitch, and star stitch.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"The time draws ner that I must go and bid ad/ieu to things below And if those lins you chan/ce to se wh/en I am gone/remember me" "Lucretia Peabody- 8--" (Embroidered)

Maker

Peabody, Lucretia, 1779-1854 (Embroiderer)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

7 1/8 x 10 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Miss Grace S. Leavitt

Accession Number

1940.251