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Makers / Maker's Age: Kirk, Sarah (age 14)
Date Made: 1825
Origin: New Commock, Scotland
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Stitches: Cross, Satin
Embroidery Thread: Silk
Foundation Cloth: Linen
Dimensions: 30 cmw x 35 cm h
Owner: Private collector
Inscriptions: Jesus permit thy precious name to stand / As the first effort of a youthful hand / And while her fingers on the canvas move / Engage her tender mind to seek thy love / With thy dear children let her have a part / And write thy name thyself upon her heart / /(At center bottom): Worked by / Sarah Kirk aged / 14 years / May 14 1825 //
Predominant Motif: In the top panel motifs including eight pointed stars, angels, baskets of flowers, birds, squirrels and in the center a small tree with two facing perched birds. The bottom half is filled with various motifs of flowers in large urns, a small house with two chimneys and two small trees, a lion on the L and an oversized bird on the R. At the bottom more flowers and birds and a scene with a female in a long dress, wearing a feathered hat, a dog on her L and R side. Reversing arcaded flowered border including carnations, honey suckle and other flowers.
History of Owner: Purchased
Published in american samplers by bolton & COE, 1921No