Alphabet Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1799

GUSN

GUSN-45305

Description

Alphabet sampler with geometric border. Floral pattern at bottom. Alphabets: #1 missing "J"; #2 missing "J"; #3 missing "J". Numbers: "1-4". Stitches used: cross stitch, eyelet hole, and chain stitch.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

""BE MY ENDEAVOR ONLY/ TO EXCEL IN THE BLEST/ ART THE ART ART OF DOING WE/LL Ruth Oliver is my name And With my/Needle I Workt The Same IN 1799"" (Embroidered)

Maker

Oliver, Ruth (Embroiderer)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

17 x 14 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

1951.M21