Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1773

GUSN

GUSN-45323

Description

Alphabet/Verse sampler with lines letters divided by lines of cross stitch and half cross stitch. Polychromatic threads. Alphabets: #1 "A-Y", missing "J", "U"; #2 "A-Z", missing "J", "U". Stitches used: cross stitch, eyelet hole stitch, and star stitch.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

""SARAH SEVEY IS MY NAME.ENGLA/ND IS MY NATION I/S MY PORTSMOUT/H IS MY DWELLING.G/PLACE AND CHRI/ST IS MY SALVATI/ON THE YEAR 1773"" (Embroidered)

Maker

Sevey, Sarah (Embroiderer)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

14 1/2 x 7 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Miss Ada H. Hersey

Accession Number

1951.73

Places

Portsmouth (Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom)