This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Margaret Dennis. It is dated possibly 1799 and we acquired it in 2008. Its medium is silk embroidery on linen foundation and its technique is cross-stitch embroidery on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.
Its dimensions are
Frame H x W: 44.5 x 38.7 cm (17 1/2 x 15 1/4 in.)
It is inscribed
Margaret Dennis Finished this work the 11th year of her age 1799?
Cite this object as
Sampler (England); Embroidered by Margaret Dennis ; silk embroidery on linen foundation; Frame H x W: 44.5 x 38.7 cm (17 1/2 x 15 1/4 in.); Gift of Myra M. and William H. Mathers; 2008-31-11