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Wool plain weave sampler embroidered with silk, strawberry borders, prayer in the center flanked by shepherd and shepherdess, signed Mary Grove. Stitches include chain, cross, satin, sawtooth, and stem

Provenance

Lent by Miss Elizabeth Day McCormick, February 15, 1943; gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

English, 18th century

Object Place

Britain

Dimensions

46.5 x 35.5 cm (18 5/16 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

43.286

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave embroidered with wool

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles