Sampler (Italy), 1815
Medium: linen, silk
Technique: cross stitch embroidery.
Gift of Myra and William H. Mathers. 2003-14-29.
- Made by Carola Caponi
What is this?
Sampler worked in very fine cross stitch in black, brown, blue, green, yellow and red silk on a white linen ground. Composed in two sections: on the left, bands of alphabets and spot motifs, various doors and windows. On the right a house with very large birds perched on top, a garden vista, a gate with a key, a carriage with horses, and various figures of people and dogs. All separated by fine running vine borders.