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Makers / Maker's Age: Cook, Catherine
Date Made: 1812
Origin: Brierly Hill, England
School / Teacher: Brierly Hill School, England
Stitches: Cross
Embroidery Thread: Silk
Foundation Cloth: Wool
Dimensions: 12 7/8"w x 17" h
Owner: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, United Kingdom www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk
Inscriptions: See Israels gentle shepherd stand / With all engaging charms / Hark how he calls the tender lambs / And folds them in his arms / Permit them to approach he cries / Nor scorn their humble name / For twas to bless such souls as these / The lord of angels came. / Catharine Cooks Work Brierly hill School 1 8 1 2
Predominant Motif: A repeating geometric border pattern surrounds the sampler. The main body is divided into two horizontal sections by a repeating floral border pattern. The largest upper section contains a balanced arrangement of detached flowerpots, flowering trees and sprays arranged symmetrically either side of a large flower spray.
History of Owner: T.53-1938 Bequest of Mrs H.A. Longman
Published in american samplers by bolton & COE, 1921No