Sampler

Sampler
Title
Sampler
Date 
1787
Medium 
Linen, silk
Dimensions 
Overall: 12 x 9 in. ( 30.5 x 22.9 cm )
Description 
Vertical rectangular linen sampler, stitched with various colors of silk thread; five rows of alphabet lettering and one decorative row, rows separated by stitched lines; stitches include cross and eyelet.
Credit Line 
Mr. John V. Irwin
Object Number 
1962.82
Marks 
embroidering: bottom, stitched in green: "ME MARY MC DONALD AGE 12 1787"
Gallery Label 
This sampler descended in the family of Mary McDonald (1774-1860), who became Mrs. Willem Vosburgh.
Provenance 
Donated by John V. Irwin, great-grandson of Mary McDonald.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group