Sampler (USA), 1819
Medium: silk and human hair embroidery, cotton foundation, silk ribbon
Technique: embroidered in cross, half cross, satin, stem, rococo, feather and buttonhole stitches on plain weave foundation.
Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe. 1941-69-26.
- Student at Mrs. Buchanan's School, Wrightsville, Pennsylvania
- Embroidered by Mary Fitz
What is this?
Central scene of two women, one standing, and one seated on a bench beneath a grape arbor. Border of sixteen squares containing birds, flowering sprays, baskets of flowers, boys at play, a house, and, at the bottom center, the inscription. With a border of green silk ribbon.