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Sampler

1920 (made)
Artist/Maker

Sampler, 'A Persian Flower Garden', linen embroidered with formal rectangular garden divided by crossing paths with a pond in the middle and potted standard trees in each corner. Birds and animals are dotted across the garden and in the pond a larger bird holds a fish in its beak. Seven other fish and a turtle swim in the pond.


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Materials and techniques
Linen embroidered in cross stitch with the paths in single faggot stitch, water in wave stitch filling, arches in chequer stitch, filling and the blue margin in double stitch filling. Wording embroidered across the top and the bottom of the decorative panel.
Brief description
embroidered, 1920, British; Christie, Mrs. A. " A Persian Flower Garden "
Physical description
Sampler, 'A Persian Flower Garden', linen embroidered with formal rectangular garden divided by crossing paths with a pond in the middle and potted standard trees in each corner. Birds and animals are dotted across the garden and in the pond a larger bird holds a fish in its beak. Seven other fish and a turtle swim in the pond.
Dimensions
  • Height: 445mm (Note: Taken from department files)
  • Width: 320mm (Note: Taken from department files. )
Marks and inscriptions
The first lines from the spring song in Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost are embroidered across the top and bottom of the panel: When daisies pied and violets blue And lady-smocks all silver-white And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue Do paint the meadows with delight
Collection
Accession number
CIRC.468-1953

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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