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Sampler

A work made of linen, plain weave; appliquéd with silk, satin weave; painted; embroidered with silk, silk chenille, and wool in cross, overcast, satin, split, stem, and tent stitches.
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  • A work made of linen, plain weave; appliquéd with silk, satin weave; painted; embroidered with silk, silk chenille, and wool in cross, overcast, satin, split, stem, and tent stitches.

Date:

1820s

Artist:

United States, Maryland, Baltimore

About this artwork

From around 1798 through the 1820s, it was fashionable to include a depiction of a particular style of brick building in samplers made in Baltimore. This sampler belongs to a larger group that depicts brick houses with lawns filled with animals and figures, includes silk chenille, and are all considerably large in format. The representation of brick buildings in samplers reflects the construction of more permanent structures associated with prosperity and urban development during the period.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Sampler

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1801–1900

Medium

Linen, plain weave; appliquéd with silk, satin weave; painted; embroidered with silk, silk chenille, and wool in cross, overcast, satin, split, stem, and tent stitches

Dimensions

88 × 97.8 cm (34 5/8 × 38 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert Allerton

Reference Number

1926.488

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