Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

ca. 1806

GUSN

GUSN-46502

Description

Alphabet/Verse Sampler. Horizontal rectangle, natural linen ground. Blue alphabet at top set against a background of turquoise cross stitch and satin stitch. Polychromatic. Alphabets: #1-incomplete #2-missing "J"; Numbers: "1-9"; cross stitch, satin stitch, eyelet hole.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

""Ruth Alley AE 13 years June 22 1806""/ ""INDUSTRY""/""A lovely young lavinia once had friend's/And fortune smild deceitful on her birth/For in her helpless years drepriv'd of all/Of every year save innocence and heav'n"" (Embroidered)

Maker

Alley, Ruth, 1793- (Embroiderer)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

10 1/4 x 16 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Alice and Emil Ahlborn

Accession Number

1961.152