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Makers / Maker's Age: Evans, Elizabeth
Date Made: 1830-1839
Origin: England
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Stitches: Cross, Eyelet hole, Hem, Four-sided.
Embroidery Thread: Silk
Foundation Cloth: Wool
Dimensions: 11 7/8"w x 12 7/8" h
Owner: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, United Kingdom www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk
Inscriptions: Rejoice O young man in thy youth / And let thy heart cheer thee in the days / Of thy youth and walk in the ways of / Thein heart and in the sight of thine eyes / But know thou that for all these things / God will bring thee into judgement / (At the bottom): April 5 Elizabeth Evans 183(last number is missing)
Predominant Motif: Bordered sampler, wool, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, eyelet hole, hem and four-sided stitch. A border formed by three lines of cross-stitch frames the main body of the sampler which comprises nine horizontal bands. The bands include alphabets, numerals, crowns and coronets, star motifs, a fruit basket, a bird, a peacock, a star a tree, the name and date 'Elizabeth Evans 183?' and the inscription 'Rejoice O Young man in thy youth/And let thy heart cheer thee in the days/ of thy youth and walk in the ways of/thine heart and in the sight of thine eyes/But know thou that all these things/God will bring thee into judgement'.
History of Owner: #T.61-1938 Bequest of Mrs H.A. Longman
Published in american samplers by bolton & COE, 1921No