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Whitework sampler

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Unfinished whitework sampler, now backed with orange silk. Ground: colored linen. Design: ten horizontal bands of geometric ornament in drawn-work and cut-work, and one band at the bottom in punto in area with two figures in a landscape (Annunciation? Cupid pointing an arrow at a woman?)....

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1938, gift of Philip Lehman (b. 1861 - d. 1947), New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 14, 1938)

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Gift of Philip Lehman in memory of his wife Carrie L. Lehman

English, mid-17th century

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65 x 21.2 cm (25 9/16 x 8 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with linen


Textiles and Fashion Arts