Sampler

Sampler
Sampler
Date:
1816
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Cotton Or Linen; Embroidery (cross, Satin, And Plain Stitch)
Dimensions:
47.6 x 26 x 0.2 cm (18 3/4 x 10 1/4 x 1/16 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
2013.43.3
Acquisition Date:
2013-10-16
Credit Line:

Gift of Rebecca Horn and Michael Horn, in Memory of Walter and Alberta Horn

Embroidered sampler with domestic architectural scene: Two rows of characters: Latin alphabet all capital letters on top row, "1816 CATERINA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 BALDINI" along second row. Facade of home and garden below rows of characters: Five top floor windows, all empty. Second floor windows: far left little boy and pet in window, far right little girl in window. Balcony between second floor windows: man and woman in fashionable dress each in front two doors to balcony. Planted trees on balcony. Ground floor and garden: Woman in professional or regional costume (flower seller?) carrying flowers to left of house, domestic animals, caged bird, flowering trees in garden.

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