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Sampler (England)

This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Mary Soveli (?). It is dated early 18th century and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is wool embroidery on linen foundation and its technique is embroidered in cross, running, back, star, rococo (queen) and herringbone stitches on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer. It is credited Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 50.2 x 21.6cm (19 3/4 x 8 1/2in.)

It is inscribed

When this you see remember me Mary Soveli

Cite this object as

Sampler (England); Embroidered by Mary Soveli (?) (English); wool embroidery on linen foundation; H x W: 50.2 x 21.6cm (19 3/4 x 8 1/2in.); Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer; 1981-28-46

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