Sampler (embroidery)

Object number
66.1.8
Creator
Scott, Elizabeth
Date
1741
Description
Geometric border, floral pattern at top and central panel of stylized flowers. Stitches: cross, satin, rice. Made with silk thread on linen. Central floral motifs relates to those on samplers by Sarah Baley, 1738, and Anon., NHS. See 01.204 and 01.53. Probably made in Newport, RI. Two verses: "Lord give me wisdom to direct my ways", "Elizabeth Scot is my name with my needle I wroght the same in the 6 year of my age, July the (18) 1741" Ref: R.L. Bowen, "The Scott Family Needlework, "Rhode Island History", Vol II, No. 1 (Jan. 1943), P. 16 (Illus). Sampler owned by Mrs. Emma J. Deblois in 1921, see: Bolton and Coe, p. 74.
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Lillian Deblois
Object Type
samplers (embroidery)
Related People & Organizations
Scott, Elizabeth (associated)
Baley, Sarah (associated)