This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Sarah Beckett. It is dated 1798 and we acquired it in 2008. Its medium is silk embroidery on linen foundation and its technique is cross-stitch embroidery on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.
Its dimensions are
Frame H x W: 48.9 x 40.6 cm (19 1/4 x 16 in.)
It is inscribed
Sarah Beckett Finished this piece Decembr (sic) 24 in teh eighth year of her age 1798
Cite this object as
Sampler (England); Embroidered by Sarah Beckett ; silk embroidery on linen foundation; Frame H x W: 48.9 x 40.6 cm (19 1/4 x 16 in.); Gift of Myra M. and William H. Mathers; 2008-31-12