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Sampler with rows of green and beige cross stiched alphabets at top and an inscription, "Elizabeth Russell aged 9 in 1719" followed by numbers 1 through 10; middle section with green and whtie zigzag in Irish stitch between two alphabet rows in eyelet stitch, a row of lozenge shapes in satin and...

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Provenance

By 1942: Private Collection, United States. Anonymous gift to MFA, March 12, 1942. Reference in Bolton & Coe: Mrs. Frederick A. Whitwell.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

American, 1719

Object Place

probably Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Height x width: 7 15/16 x 7 9/16 in. (20.1 x 19.2 cm) (Maximum)

Accession Number

42.161

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk in reversible cross, eyelet, Florentine, cross, satin, Queen, and stem stitches

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles