Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1805

GUSN

GUSN-48817

Description

Alphabet/Verse sampler. Large scale geometric/ floral border, vertical rectangle, natural linen ground. Alphabets at top, verse at center, potted flowers below. Alphabets: #1-complete; #2- "A-W", missing "J"; #3-missing "J"; #4-complete; Numbers: "1-13".

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

""When thou seest the naked wanderer of the/street shivering with cold and destitute/ of habitation let bounty open thine hart let/ the wings of charity shelter him from death/ That thine own soul may live be virtuous/In thy youth so shall thine age be honored."" ""Mary Woodward her Work/Aged 11 years 1805""

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Title Floor Cloth Backing Accession Number 1973.132B

Maker

Woodward, Mary, 1794- (Embroiderer)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

21 x 14 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Mrs. Mary Woodward Smith

Accession Number

1973.132A