This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Elizabeth Starr Fowler. It is dated 1827 and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is silk embroidery on linen foundation and its technique is embroidered in stem, cross, detached chain, eyelet, and rococo stitches on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.
This object was
Gertrude M. Oppenheimer.
It is credited
Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 41.9 x 43.8 cm (16 1/2 x 17 1/4 in.)
It is inscribed
Elizabeth Starr Fowler aged 9 years 8 months
Cite this object as
Sampler (USA); Embroidered by Elizabeth Starr Fowler (American, 1822 - 1904); silk embroidery on linen foundation; H x W: 41.9 x 43.8 cm (16 1/2 x 17 1/4 in.); Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer; 1981-28-139