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Sampler (Mexico), 19th century

This is a Sampler. It was made for Matilde Thompson. It is dated 19th century and we acquired it in 1941. Its medium is linen and silk embroidery, linen foundation and its technique is embroidered on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles Department department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled Love Unites Us.

This object was bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe. It is credited Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe.

Our curators have highlighted 7 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Sampler (Mexico), 1870
  • wool, silk, and cotton embroidery on cotton foundation.
  • Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer.
  • 1981-28-376

Its dimensions are

H x W: 27 x 32.1 cm (10 5/8 x 12 5/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Para Matilda Thompson

Cite this object as

Sampler (Mexico), 19th century; Made for Matilde Thompson ; linen and silk embroidery, linen foundation; H x W: 27 x 32.1 cm (10 5/8 x 12 5/8 in.); Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe; 1941-69-132

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Maira Kalman Selects.

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