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 darkolivegreen tan or see all the colors for this object.

Object Timeline

1981

  • We acquired this object.

2011

2013

2022

  • You found it!

Sampler (England)

This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Sarah Davenport. It is dated October 7, 1681 and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is silk and linen embroidery on linen foundation and its technique is embroidered in eyelet, satin, back, double running, cross, montenegrin, four-sided, and overcasting stitches, with two bands of withdrawn element work with needlemade fillings, looping, wrapping, and interlacing, on plain weave foundation.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: 43.8 x 24.4 cm (17 1/4 x 9 5/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Sampler (England); Embroidered by Sarah Davenport (English); silk and linen embroidery on linen foundation; H x W: 43.8 x 24.4 cm (17 1/4 x 9 5/8 in.); Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer; 1981-28-90

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/18617233/ |title=Sampler (England) |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=21 May 2022 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>