Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1818

GUSN

GUSN-50534

Description

Alphabet and numbers/verse sampler; squarish, natural linen ground; silk or cotton thread; cross stitch, rococo, satin, fern stitch, stem, outline, lang and short satin stitch, whip stitch; alphabets at top; verse at bottom with two columns on either side; floral arc above and flowers and trees below; polychromatic; 4 Alphabets: #2-missing U; #4-missing Y,Z; numbers: 1-4; in original mahogany veneer frame.

Details

Descriptive Terms

samplers (embroidery)
needlework (visual works)
silk (textile)
cotton (textile)
linen (material)
Sampler

Inscription

""Wrought by Amelia Washburn 1818" "Born January 7, In the year 1807" "Placed on the verge of youth, my mind life's op'ning scene survey'd./ I view'd its ills of various kind, afflicted and afraid./ For see, ah see, while yet her was with doubtful steps I tread,/ A hostile world its terrows raise, its snares delusive spread." "The spring of life shall gantly cease/ And angels point the way to peace."" (poetry)
"Robey-French Co./ Eastman Kodak Company/ 38 Bromfield St., Boston" (label)

Maker

Washburn, Amelia, 1807- (Embroiderer)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

15 1/2 x 17 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Eliza H. Faunce

Accession Number

1985.721