Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1839

GUSN

GUSN-54479

Description

Alphabet/verse sampler with the majority of space given over to flowers and trees. Alphabets: #1 complete; Numbers: 1-14, 4's are backwards. Polychromatic thread. Stitches used: cross stitch.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

""SUNDAY MORNING/The Sunday bells are knolling slow/The summer morn how fair/While father mother children go/And seek the house of prayer"/ "Ellen Bowyer aged 10 years April 11th 1839"" (Embroidered)

Maker

Bowyer, Ellen, 1829- (Embroiderer)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

12 x 11 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Accession Number

1946.768