1829 Sampler by Cordelia Vennes
George IV, dated 1829. 19.75ins by 20.75ins wide. 1829 Sampler by Cordelia Vennes. Framed in an old wood frame with rippled, old glass.
Tacked to a wood stretcher frame with wood backing.
The sampler is worked in a silk-like thread on linen ground, in a variety of stitches.
Colours black, cream, green, copper and brown.
'Preserve me Lord amidst a crowd
From every thought thats vain or proud
And raise my wandering mind to see
How good it is to trust in Thee'
'He is a God of Sovreign love
That promised heaven to me
And taught my thoughts to soar above
Where happy spirits be
Prepare me Lord for thy right hand
Then come the Joyful day
Come death and some celestial band
To bear my soul away'.
Signed and dated 'Cordelia Vernnes Aged Eleven Years 1829'.
A wonderful set of motifs, including a shepherdess and her flock of sheep,
potted flowering plants,
trees laden with fruit, some of which has fallen onto the ground, stags,
birds and butterflies.
CONDITION: Generally Good. A few small holes, some of which have been repaired.
A few pale patchy stains, barely visible.
Colours are all good and strong with no noticeable fading. The silks bright and glossy. Colour run around the green and black threads.
Stretching is slightly uneven.
Frame showing slight wear, otherwise sound.
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