Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1800-1835

GUSN

GUSN-41337

Description

Alphabet/Verse Sampler. Square, natural linen ground. Floral border, alphabets at top and middle. Verse below within its own floral border. Pastoral scene at bottom. 3 complete alphabets numbers: 1-9 Other stitches: satin stitch

Details

Descriptive Terms

samplers (embroidery)
needlework (visual works)
silk (textile)
linen (material)
cross-stitching
embroidery (visual works)
floral patterns
poetry
pastoral
Sampler

Inscription

""The Glowing Gem the Sparkling Stone/ May strike the sight with quick surprise/ But truth and innocense Alone/ can still engage the good and wise" "Mariah Lincoln Aged 10 years"" (Embroidered)
""Frame cleaned 1937" "Foster Brothers/ 4 Park Sq./ Boston"; (verse recorded with errors); "I gave a medal, to the Numismatic Bostonian Soc. Society of New York -- that was given to Mariah Lincoln by the Boston School Committee."/ "This sampler came into my possession when my Grandmother Edith Lincoln Lawrence died --"" (handwritten label, with printed framer's label)

Additional Identification Number

A4094

Maker

Lincoln, Mariah (Embroiderer)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

18 x 18 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Harold G. Storke

Accession Number

1969.355