Search the Collections

Sampler
Sampler
Artist:
Date:
late 18th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Linen, Silk; Embroidery (cross-stitch)
Dimensions:
33.7 x 19.7 cm (13 1/4 x 7 3/4 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1985.23.42
Acquisition Date:
1985-05-01
Credit Line:

Gift of Mrs. Myron Goldsmith in memory of Katherine Simon

Exhibition History:

The Sentiment of Samplers:17th-19th Century, Legion of Honor, 1985-6
Study drawers, Textile Education Gallery, de Young Museum, October 2005 - September 2008

Three alphabets and numbers. Well laid out with unique framing around the verse. Per Joan Stevens(Smithsonian), the design is American style, but the shape and technique is English. Between two trees, and beneath a scene with dogs and pink flowers, is the inscription: "Learn to contemn all praise betimes for flattery is the nurse of crimes with early virtue plant thy breast the specious arts of vice detest. Charlotte Manby."

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”