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Sampler (Spain)

This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Matea Gonzales and student of Matilda Fernandez. It is dated 1821 and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is silk embroidery on linen foundation and its technique is embroidered in satin, cross, back, four-sided, and stem stitches on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer. It is credited Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 57.8 x 57.2 cm (22 3/4 x 22 1/2 in.)

It is inscribed

Lo hizo Matea Gonzalez siendo mi maestra Doña Matilda Fernandez año 1821

Cite this object as

Sampler (Spain); Embroidered by Matea Gonzalez; Student of Matilda Fernandez; silk embroidery on linen foundation; H x W: 57.8 x 57.2 cm (22 3/4 x 22 1/2 in.); Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer; 1981-28-423

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