George II, dated 1759. 16.5ins high by 8.25ins wide. 1756 'Our Father' Sampler by Mary Gregory.
Framed in an old, gilded, gesso frame with rippled, old glass.
Stitched to linen with chipboard backing.
The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches.
Rolling waves border.
Colours blues, copper, gold, greens and cream.
Alphabets A-Z in lower case and numbers 1-10.
'OUR FATHER WHICH ART IN
HEAVEN HALLOWED BE
THY NAME THY KINGDOM COME
THY WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS
IT IS IN HEAVEN GIVE US THIS DAY O
UR DAILY BREAD AND FORGIVE US OUR
TRESPASSES AS WE FORGIVE THEM THAT
TRESPASS AGAINST US LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION BUT DELIVER US FRO
M EVIL FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM AND
THE POWER AND THE GLORY FOREVER>AND EVER AMEN'.
Signed and dated
'MARY GREGORY 1756'.
A good set of motifs, including a temple,
A few small holes and losses
to the bottom left corner.
A few patchy stains.
Minor stitch losses to the verse,
and one of the holed areas.
Colours are slightly faded, but still well defined.
No colour run.
Stretching is slightly uneven.
Frame showing slight wear, otherwise sound.