This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Mary Mumford. It is dated 1738–39 and we acquired it in 1976. Its medium is silk on linen and its technique is embroidered in cross, satin and eye stitches on plain weave foundation. counted stitches. It is a part of the Textiles department.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Anonymous Donor from the Fraser/Martin Collection.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 24.5 x 24 cm (9 5/8 x 9 7/16 in.)
It is signed
"Mary Mumford her sampler aged 8 years and 8 months Jan the 2517389."
It is inscribed
"Fear God and keep his laws and commandments/ Fame, honours and renown/ will the ingenious crown."
Cite this object as
Sampler (England); Embroidered by Mary Mumford ; silk on linen; H x W: 24.5 x 24 cm (9 5/8 x 9 7/16 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor from the Fraser/Martin Collection; 1976-100-42