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Makers / Maker's Age: Smith, Ann
Date Made: 1767
Origin: England
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Stitches: Montenegrin cross, Tent, Eyelet, Stem
Embroidery Thread: Silk
Foundation Cloth: Wool
Dimensions: 31.5 cmw x 43.25 cm h
Owner: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, United Kingdom www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk
Inscriptions: Teach me Wisdom Secretly O Lord God That I may run the ways / of thy commandments with great Delight. A .S. Began This 1766 / For as by one mans disobedience many were made sinner; so / by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous / On L): Ann / Smith / Finished / This / (On R): Work / March 4 / 1 7 6 7 //
Predominant Motif: Sampler has three horizontal motif sections. The first section contains a central flower spray within a symmetrical arrangement of flower sprays, birds, stags and trees. The second depicts the Temptation of Adam and Eve beside the Tree of Knowledge with flowers and birds on each side. The final section has three flower sprays with two inscribed panels between them containing small detached motifs and the words Reversing arcaded flower border with a parrot in both upper corners and a rampant lion in each bottom corner.
History of Owner: T.37-1938 Bequest of Mrs H.A. Longman
Published in american samplers by bolton & COE, 1921No