There is one other image of this object. This image is in the public domain (free of copyright restrictions), and as such we offer a high-resolution image of it. See our image rights statement.

 

See more objects with the color grey darkkhaki darkolivegreen darkslategrey saddlebrown or see all the colors for this object.

Object Timeline

1941

  • We acquired this object.

2008

2013

2021

  • You found it!

Sampler (England), early 18th century

This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Elanor Guest. It is dated early 18th century and we acquired it in 1941. Its medium is silk, metal-wrapped silk and hair embroidery, linen foundation and its technique is satin, montenegrin cross, long-armed cross, knot, stem, chain, rococo, and running stitches on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe. It is credited Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe.

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft: 47.5 x 20.5 cm (18 11/16 x 8 1/16 in.)

It is inscribed

"The sharpness of a needle profit yilds and pleasure The sharpness of a tongue bites out of measure" "Elanor Guest wrought this sampler".

Cite this object as

Sampler (England), early 18th century; Embroidered by Elanor Guest ; silk, metal-wrapped silk and hair embroidery, linen foundation; Warp x Weft: 47.5 x 20.5 cm (18 11/16 x 8 1/16 in.); Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe; 1941-69-229

This image is in the public domain (free of copyright restrictions). You can copy, modify, and distribute this work without contacting the Smithsonian. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18564189/ |title=Sampler (England), early 18th century |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=26 July 2021 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>