|Period:||George III, dated 1807|
|Description:||1807 Sampler by Mary Ann Cooper. Framed in an old wood frame with gilt slip and glass. Mounted to conservator standards on acid free card with chipboard backing. The sampler is worked in a silk-like thread on linen ground, in a variety of stitches. No border, divider lines in various patterns. Colours black, cream, greens, pink, browns and blues. Alphabets A-Z in upper case and lower case and numbers 1-18 Verse reads 'Go on, dear youth With deep learning's path pursue> And keep her golden treasures still in view> Search with attention for the fhining ore> Its latent qualities with care explore> Learn all their different properties and ofe> And gain the depth of fubjects moft ab?ruse> Fair fciences is the clue by which we find> The intricate labrinth of the human mind> Peruse great nature's book, and her wife laws,> And in its page trace the creative caufe> This will expand and animate thy hopes, When I oftems fail, or high exalted tropes> With caution fix, and choofe the better part> Ever maintain integrity of heart> Let fympathetic feelings urge thee frong? To acts of kindenefs, never in the wrong> Be this the ftructure of thy future plan> And dedicate to God the temple-Man'. Signed and dated 'Mary Ann Cooper finish'd AD 1807'. Two matching motifs of flowers, leaves and bows.|
|Condition:||Generally Good. A number of small holes. Stitch losses to letters of the alphabets, numbers and verse. Colours are all good and strong with no noticeable fading. Colour run to the black threads to the top right hand corner. Stretching is slightly uneven. Frame in good condition, ready to hang.|
|Dimensions:||14.5ins by 12ins wide|
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