Alphabet/Verse Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1817

GUSN

GUSN-7648

Description

Alphabet/Verse Sampler. Vertical rectangle on ivory linen, strawberry and vine border. Verse above, large scale flowers, small scale house and animals below. Alphabet: letters "U" & "V" are reversed, the letter "J" is missing. Numbers: 1-8. Other stitches: satin stitch, cross stitch. Gilt wooden frame.

Details

Descriptive Terms

samplers (embroidery)
needlework (visual works)
cross-stitching
embroidering
linen (material)
silk (textile)
alphabets (symbols)
architecture (object genre)
architectural elements
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Aves (class)
education
floral patterns
numerals
poetry
Silk
Linen
Embroidered
Cross-stitched
Floral
Bird
Alphabet
Education
Architecture
Poetry
Numbers
Sampler

Inscription

""There would I find a settled rest/ While others go and come/ No more a stranger or a guest/ But like a child at home/Why do ye mourn departing friends/ Or shake at deaths alarms/ Tis but the voice that Jesus sends/To call them to his arms/Jesus can make a dying bed/Feel soft as downy pillows are/While on his breast I lean my head/And breathe my life out sweetly there""/""Louisa Camroux Aged 11 January 16 1817"" (Embroidered)
"Owned by Society for the Preservation of N.E. Antiquities--Boston" (Museum label)

Maker

Camroux, Louisa, 1806- (Embroiderer)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

18 3/16 x 13 11/16 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Accession Number

1948.35