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Sampler

  • Place of origin:

    Cornwall (made)
    England (made)

  • Date:

    05/09/1838 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wool embroidered with silk

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.208-1920

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Sampler of wool embroidered with black, brown, pink and green silks, showing a moral verse, a dove, other birds, animals, flowers and the identity of the embroiderer within a border of pink roses

Place of Origin

Cornwall (made)
England (made)

Date

05/09/1838 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Wool embroidered with silk

Marks and inscriptions

The Wish
I sigh not for beauty nor languish for wealth
But grant me kind providence virtue and health
Then richer than kings and more happy than they
My days shall pass sweetly and swiftly away
From The Search After Happiness: A Pastoral Drama by Hannah More (1745-1833)

Elizabeth Jeffrey Her Work Done the 5th of September 1838 Aged 10 Years
Treviskey School

Dimensions

Length: 41.3 cm, Width: 31.2 cm

Descriptive line

embroidered, 1838, English; Coloured silks on wool, Elizabeth Jeffery

Materials

Wool; Silk

Techniques

Embroidering

Subjects depicted

Shepherdesses; Dove; Flowers; Lions; Trees

Categories

Textiles; Embroidery; Children & Childhood; Household objects

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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