Sampler

05/09/1838 (made)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Wool embroidered with silk
Brief Description
embroidered, 1838, English; Coloured silks on wool, Elizabeth Jeffery
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
Dimensions
  • Length: 41.3cm
  • Width: 31.2cm
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
Subjects depicted
Literary ReferenceInscription from 'The Search After Happiness: A Pastoral Drama' by Hannah More (1745-1833)
Collection
Accession Number
CIRC.208-1920

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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