Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1812

GUSN

GUSN-49515

Description

Alphabet/Verse Sampler. Vertical rectangle, natural linen ground. Small cross stitch border, yellow and green. Alphabets at top, verse at middle and bottom. Four alphabets all missing J, U Numbers: "1-10"; cross stitch, eyelet hole.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

""In fair proportion Fee the Letters hand a useful beautŽous and expressive hand./Let truth and virtue be your guide. And wisdom over all your ways preside./MEMORY/Remembered Love, life pleasing dreams,/Leave sweet impressions on the heart,/When through life's cloud affection beams/It takes from woe its keenest dart"" ""ELIZABETH BARRELL/ AGED 13 YEARS 1812"" (verse, maker's name and date)

Associated Building

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

Maker

Barrell, Elizabeth Sayward, 1799-1883 (Embroiderer)

Dimensions

17 x 12 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.564

Places

Probably Maine (United States)