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Alphabet sampler embroidered with sawtooth, cross, counted satin, eyelet, stem, and buttonhole stitches with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden at the botton. Inscribed: "Mary Dowrick ended this sampler in the fourteenth year of her age 1747"

Provenance

Purchased from Mary and John Schmidt, November 9, 1991; Gift to the MFA, April 27, 2005

Credit Line

Gift of Ann Bauer

American, 1747

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 43.2 x 21 cm (17 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2005.214

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles