Alphabet Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1813

GUSN

GUSN-49514

Description

Sampler on dark linen ground; cross stitch and open work border, enclosing rows of letters separated by thin lines of needlework. One row of pink hearts at center. Polychromatic. Alphabets: #1-complete; #2-"A-G"; #3-missing "J"; #4-complete; Numbers: "1-11" other stitches: eyelet hole.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

""Mary Barrell aged 10 years finished her sam/pler August 1813 industry is praiseworthy""

Associated Building

Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),

Maker

Barrell, Mary Sayward, 1803-1889 (Embroiderer)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

10 1/4 x 9 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.563

Places

Probably Maine (United States)