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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    07/04/1831 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wool embroidered with silk

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Sampler of wool embroidered with brown, green and pink silks, showing Adam and Eve reaching for the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, flowers, birds, squirrels and moral poems, all within a border of pink and white flowers

Place of Origin

England (made)


07/04/1831 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Wool embroidered with silk

Marks and inscriptions

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom
From Proverbs 9:10

And to depart from evil is understanding
Job 28:28

Son of God thy blessing grant
Still supply my every want
Tree of life thine influence shed
With thy sap my spirit feed
First verse of hymn by Charles Wesley (1707-1788)

Clarissa Emslie aged 10 years
Finish,d April 7 1831
Identity of embroiderer and date of production


Length: 43.4 cm, Width: 34.2 cm

Descriptive line

embroidered, 1831, English; Coloured silks on wool, Clarissa Emslie


Wool; Silk



Subjects depicted

Vases; Flowers; Plants; Birds; Squirrels; Hearts


Children & Childhood; Embroidery; Household objects; Christianity


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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