Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1796-1806

GUSN

GUSN-46926

Description

This combination verse and alphabet sampler was worked on a linen ground in silk thread, depicting a red-roofed house flanked by leafy trees, rose bushes and a pair of black and white dogs. The entire scene is set beneath a verse and alphabet, bordered on three sides by a floral vine. One alphabet missing "J", "V"; Numbers: 1-10. Cross stitch, eyelet hole, satin stitch

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

""This needle work of mine can tell When I was young I/learned well And by my parents I was taught not to spen/d my time at naught"" /""Atta Downing Upton her work Born janury 25 1789/When the grass is green and roe is red hear is my name/when i am ded"" (Embroidered)

Maker

Upton, Atta Downing, 1789- (Embroiderer)

Dimensions

15 3/4 x 16 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Miss Mattie E. Brown

Accession Number

1964.74

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Marblehead (Essex county, Massachusetts)