Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1824

GUSN

GUSN-54557

Description

Alphabet/Verse sampler on natural linen ground. Polychromatic threads. Large scale floral border. Verse located in lower half. Alphabets: #1 complete; #2 "A-J", the rest of the stitches are damaged. Numbers: "1-9". Stitches used: satin stitch.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"How blest the maid whom circling years improve / Her God the object of her warmest love / Whose useful hours successive as they glide / The book the needle and the pen divide / Who sees her parents heart exult with joy / And the fond tear stand sparkling in their eye / Wrought by Calista Beaman August 1824 / Born May 9th 1812" (Embroidered)

Maker

Beaman, Calista, 1812- (Embroiderer)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

17 1/4 x 17 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Katherine L. Rust

Accession Number

1947.94