Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1822-1823

GUSN

GUSN-5341

Description

Square linen sampler with light blue, dark blue, and tan two-ply cotton cross stitching. Top two rows have upper case alphabet, third row has numbers 1-18. Fourth row has lower case alphabet, fifth and sixth rows have stylized upper case script. Bottom border of blue diamonds. Matted and framed in gilt and gesso hardwood frame.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Elizabeth Jane Rundlet, Aged 9/O may I, in my youthful days/attend to wisdom's voice/And make its holy, happy ways/My own delightful choices!" (Embroidered)

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Rundlet, Elizabeth Jane, 1813-1839 (Embroiderer)

Location of Origin

USA

Dimensions

16 5/8 x 16 5/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.692