Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

ca. 1780

GUSN

GUSN-54913

Description

Unfinished alphabet/verse sampler on natural linen ground. Polychromatic threads. Alphabets above, verse below. Alphabets: #1 double letters (AA,BB,...) "H" and "I" reversed; #2 "A-Y", missing "J"; #3 "A-X", "H" and "I" reversed. Stitches used: cross stitch and eyelet hole stitch.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"E___ ___ is my name / and with my needle did / the same in the year ___0 / Aged Tweleve years April / the Twen__" "There is a band of pure ___ / Where saints immortal reign / ____day Englands the ___ / And pleasures ____ Paid" "There everlasting springs ___ / And never withring flowers / Death line a narrow spa divides / This heavenly land from curs_" "Sweet fields beyond the / swelling flood / stand Drest in living green / So to the Jews old / Canaan stood / while Jordan Roll'd / Between" (Embroidered)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

24 1/2 x 7 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Miss Lillian E. Bassett

Accession Number

1949.62