Dimensions (excluding frame and slip):
16.5ins by 13.25ins wide
Period: George IV, dated 1822
1822 Sampler by Sarah Turtle. 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 silk on linen ground, in cross stitch throughout. Meandering floral border. Colours greens, cream, white, black, pink, blues and browns. Verse entitled 'Gold' reads 'Gold, when to virtuous Hands 'tis given.>It bleffes like the Dew of Heaven:>Like Heav'n they hear the Orphans cries>And wipe the Tears from Widows Eyes>Virtue's the chiefeft beauty of the Mind,>The nobleft Ornament of Human kind:Virtue's our Safeguard and our guiding Star>That ftirs up Reafon when our Senfes err.' and 'Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.'. Signed and dated 'Sarah Turtle Finifhed this Sampler In the 10 year of her Age Strubby April 4 1822'. Strubby is a town in Lincolnshire, England. A wonderful and busy set of motifs, including Adam & Eve standing either side of the tree of life with a snake coiled around its trunk, birds, flowers, potted flowering plants, temples, fruit baskets, fir trees, a shepherd and shepherdess with their dogs and angels.
Generally Good. Any fading, hole, stain, defect or stitch loss, when present, is not overly detracting.
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