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Sampler

1830 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Sampler of embroidered woollen canvas with coloured silks in cross stitch, tent stitch and Algerian eye stitch. At the top is a row of flower and tree motifs with a verse about woman's virtues. The rest of the sampler is filled with numerous motifs of different sizes arranged around the Tree of Knowledge, with Adam and Eve and the Serpent. Inscribed at the bottom with 'Jane Bailey her work, January 27th, 1830'. Continuous border all round of pink flowers and buds united by a wavy dark green line. Backed with yellow crêpe.


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Materials and Techniques
Embroidered woollen canvas with coloured silks, backed with crêpe
Brief Description
Sampler of embroidered woollen canvas with coloured silks, embroidered by Jane Bailey, England, 1830
Physical Description
Sampler of embroidered woollen canvas with coloured silks in cross stitch, tent stitch and Algerian eye stitch. At the top is a row of flower and tree motifs with a verse about woman's virtues. The rest of the sampler is filled with numerous motifs of different sizes arranged around the Tree of Knowledge, with Adam and Eve and the Serpent. Inscribed at the bottom with 'Jane Bailey her work, January 27th, 1830'. Continuous border all round of pink flowers and buds united by a wavy dark green line. Backed with yellow crêpe.
Dimensions
  • Width: 12.5in
  • Length: 14.625in
Marks and Inscriptions
  • Seek to be good but aim not to be great, A womans noble station is retreat, Her fairest virtues fly from public sight, Domestic worth still shuns too strong a light.
  • Jane Bailey her work / January 27th. 1830.
Credit line
Given by Miss M. C. Sparrow, from the collection of Miss Marjory Bine Renshaw
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Place Depicted
Collection
Accession Number
T.321-1960

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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