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Makers / Maker's Age: Roberts, Sarah (age 11)
Date Made: 1816
Origin: England
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Stitches: Cross, Satin
Embroidery Thread: Silk
Foundation Cloth: Linen
Dimensions: 33.25 cmw x 43 cm h
Owner: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Inscriptions: (In a center rectangle): Jesus permit thy gracious name to stand / As the first effort of a Youthful hand / And while her fingers oe'r this canvas move / Engage her tender heart to seek thy love / With thy dear children let her share a Part / And Write thy name thyself upon her heart / (In an octagon on the bottom L): Sarah / Roberts / Finished this work / In the 11th Year / of her / Age / (In an octagon on the bottom R): Feby the 9 th / In the Year of / Our Lord / God / 1815 //
Predominant Motif: 2 alphabets: both with J. U and V transposed. One ampersand. Vowels aeiou. Numbers 1-6. Wide and narrow cross bands. Many motifs of flowers, birds, animals, strawberries, trees, crowns, hearts, birds, baskets of flowers, a small building, two black dogs.
History of Owner: #T.12-1981 Gift of Mrs. Mary Mulligan
Published in american samplers by bolton & COE, 1921No