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Elise Borne... sampler
  • Elise Borne
  • Elise Borne... sampler, 1750–1800
  • Where object was made: United States or England, United Kingdom
  • silk thread on linen, embroidering
  • Paper Type: cross
  • Object Height/Width: 22.86 x 27.94 cm
    Object Height/Width: 9 x 11 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0952

Sampler with ruins in a landscape and inscriptions. An uppercase alphabet, numbers zero through ten, and the artists name are in three horizontal lines along the top. Below is a pastoral scene. Ruins (castle?) are in the center with a single tree to the left. On the right are two more trees, sheep, and a goat on a small hill. In the foreground is grass. Colors include black, blues, brown, and greens on cream.