George III, dated 1800. 21.5ins by 18ins wide. 1800 Sampler by Hannah Crossland, features 'The Park School'.
The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in cross stitch throughout.
Meandering floral border.
Colours black, blue, green, copper, brown and cream.
'For good intent this Fabric rose
By hands Benevolent
And youth that sit in darkness those
Are kindly bid or sent' ,
'Youth here are taught the sacred word
Denverd from above
By Israeli Omnipresent Lord
That Lord they fear and ???'
'Stray we from ????
Peace then wings her flight
And leaves the soul
In everlasting night',
'When at this you take a view
Remember her who taught it you'
' This I have done
To let you see
What care my parents
Took of me'.
Signed and dated
'H Crossland her work finished 1800'
'HANNAH CROSSLAND BORN OCTOBER 14 ????'.
A good set of motifs, including a school titled 'The Park School',
potted flowering plants,
trees, laden with fruit,
fruit baskets, fir trees,
diamonds and birds.
Framed in an old, gilded, gesso frame with gilt slip and glass.
Stitched to linen, over acid free card.
No stains other than slight uniform age darkening of the ground.
Stitch losses to the verses.
Colours are slightly faded, but still well defined.
No colour run.
Stretching is slightly uneven.
Frame in good condition, ready to hang.