Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

GUSN

GUSN-54914

Description

Vertical sampler on natural linen ground, polychromatic; 2 1/2-3 inch bands of floral needlework alternating with an alphabet and verses. Alphabets: #1 complete; Numbers: "1-13"; cross stitch, outline stitch, eyelet hole, long and short satin stitch.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

""My busy thoughts doth shew/I am not made in vain/O that I may so well improve/As eternal life to gain"" ""_____ ____ef Her Sampler Aged ____ 14""

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

16 1/2 x 12 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Miss Lillian E. Bassett

Accession Number

1949.63