Sampler

Object Number: 
1937.339
Date: 
early 19th century
Medium: 
Linen, silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 19 1/8 x 17 5/8 in. ( 48.6 x 44.8 cm )
Marks: 
embroidered: bottom center, red floss: "Harriot Grace Hunter / Aged 11 Years"
Description: 
Vertical oval linen sampler with various colors of silk floss and chenille; sampler depicts a map of England with parts of Ireland, Scotland and France, straight inside border surrounded by floral design; stitches include cross, satin, couch, straight, outline.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group