1796 Map sampler by Elizabeth Gregory
George III, dated 1796. 20ins by 17ins wide. 1796 Map sampler by Elizabeth Gregory.
Framed in an old, burr maple frame with glass. Stitched to cloth, which has then been attached to board.
The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches.
Meandering floral border.
Colours gold, yellow, green, pale blue, black, blue and pink. Signed and dated 'Elizabeth Gregory 1796'.
Depicts a map of England and Wales with parts of Ireland, France, Scotland and surrounding seas.
CONDITION: Generally Good. Two holes.
A few pale stain specks.
Uniform age darkening of the ground.
Stitch losses to the map and sea names,
and the border.
Colours are mostly good and strong with no noticeable fading. The silks bright and glossy. Very slight colour run around the black threads.
Unevenly stretched. Frame showing wear and chips, but structurally sound.
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