Alphabet Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1799

GUSN

GUSN-53275

Description

Alphabet Sampler. Vertical rectangle, ivory linen ground; silk thread. Alphabets in top 1/3, verse in bottom 1/3--middle 1/3 is occupied by four brown birds on either side of one green bird perched on top of a tree. Alphabets: #1-complete, #2-missing "J"; Numbers: "1-9, 0"; cross stitch.

Details

Descriptive Terms

samplers (embroidery)
needlework (visual works)
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
alphabets (symbols)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Aves (class)
education
numerals
poetry
religions (concept)
Silk
Linen
Cross-stitched
Embroidered
Bird
Alphabet
Education
Poetry
Numbers
Religion
Sampler

Inscription

""LOSS OF FATHER/IS MUCH BUT LOSS/OF MOTHER IS MORE/THE LOSS OF CHRIST IS /SUCH A LOSS AS NO/ MAN CAN RESTORE"" ""1799"" (Embroidered)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

10 1/2 x 8 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Francis Newton

Accession Number

1942.1114