Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1774

GUSN

GUSN-49839

Description

Vertical sampler on cream linen ground. Monochromatic red lettering. Alphabet at top, verse at bottom. Several crowns are embroidered in the lower half. Alphabets: #1 complete, double letters (AA,BB...), U&V reversed; #2 complete; #3 "A-V". Numbers: "1-11". Stitches used: satin stitch.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

""Contentment is the best Fortune/Duty Fear and Love/We owe to God above/Learn to live as you would wish to die/Ann Burtenshaw/ Finished this sampler in the 10th Year of Her Age 1774"" (Embroidered)

Maker

Burtenshaw, Ann, 1773- (Embroiderer)

Dimensions

14 1/2 x 12 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

1980.334