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Makers / Maker's Age: Shimwell, Hannah (age 17) (born 1794)
Date Made: 1811
Origin: Youlgreave, England
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Stitches: Cross
Embroidery Thread: Cotton
Foundation Cloth: Linen
Dimensions: 27 cmw x 43 cm h
Owner: Private collector
Inscriptions: She pluck'd. She eat; / Earth. felt the wound . and nature from her (above )seat, sighing thro. all her works. Save signs of war. / That all was lost . / H scrupled not to eat / Against his better knowledge / Earth trembled from her entrails, as again / in pangs, and natur gave a secon groan. / Sky lour'd. and muttering thunder, some sad drop s / Wept at completing of the mortal sin / original / (Note: passage from Paradise Lost by John Milton) / Hannah Shimwell / Youlgreave Feb y 8 1811 //
Predominant Motif: 3 alphabets: one complete. Numbers 1-(1)0 and 10-17. Various stitched lines. At the center is the Tree of Knowledge with Adam & Eve below its branches. Eve extends an apple to Adam. Motifs of small trees, deer, lions and plants on both sides of the scene. No border.
History of Owner: Purchased
Published in american samplers by bolton & COE, 1921No