Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1737

GUSN

GUSN-55969

Description

Tall vertical sampler on natural linen, now yellowed. Three alphabets included, one in buttonhole stitch. Three floral borders. Truncated version of verse; "Remember time Will [shortly] Come/ When we [a strict] account must give/ To God the righteous Judge of all/ How we [up]on [this] earth did (do) live." Red, green, blue, pink, yellow. At bottom: "Abigail Bromfeild (sic) her Sampler aged/ 11 Years 1737."

Details

Descriptive Terms

samplers (embroidery)
needlework (visual works)
linen (material)
silk (textile)
alphabets (symbols)
education
Linen
Silk
Alphabet
Education
Sampler

Maker

Bromfield, Abigail, 1726- (Embroiderer)

Dimensions

16.5 x 8.625 (HxW) (inches)

Accession Number

1982.2

Reference Notes

Bolton & Coe. American Samplers. [No Publisher].

Places

Probably Massachusetts (United States)
Probably