Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1801

GUSN

GUSN-46682

Description

Alphabet/Verse Sampler. Vertical rectangle, natural linen ground. Large scale floral border, alphabet and verse between two large green posts with a M shaped canopy above. Polychromatic. One alphabet missing "I" & "U". Cross stitch, satin stitch, long and short satin, stem, filling, whip stitch, and feather stitch.

Details

Descriptive Terms

samplers (embroidery)
needlework (visual works)
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
alphabets (symbols)
education
floral patterns
Linen
Silk
Embroidered
Cross-stitched
Floral
Education
Alphabet
Sampler

Inscription

""Hannah Pickard's Work, Wrought/At Tweleve Years Old May 1801."" ""While these delightful arts my tender mind employ/May I prepared be My Maker to enjoy.""

Maker

Pickard, Hannah, 1789- (Embroiderer)

Dimensions

20 x 18 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Mrs. Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1962.129