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Makers / Maker's Age: Dalbiac, Lucy
Date Made: 1769
Origin: England (?)
School / Teacher:
Stitches: Cross, Satin, French knots,
Embroidery Thread: Silk
Foundation Cloth: Linen
Dimensions: 41.5 cmw x 59.5 cm h
Owner: Private collector
Inscriptions: God of my life, and author of my days, / Permit my feeble voice to lisp thy praise; / And, trembling, take upon a mortal tongue, / That hallow'd name, to harps of seraphs sung. / Teach me to quit this transitory scene, / With decent triumph and a look serene; Teach me to fix my ardent hopes on high, / And, having liv'd to thee, in thee to die. / (note: from An Address to the Deity (ca. 1773) by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld 1743-1826) (At center bottom): Martha Hepworth's / Work, / 1828. //
Predominant Motif: Motifs of baskets with flowers, two flying angels, a black bird and a large rose spray surround the verse. Near the bottom a scene with a farmer with a dog and a cow, and a shepherdess with three shaggy sheep. Around the outside on all sides are thirteen individual birds and 14 flower sprays. .
History of Owner: Purchased
Published in american samplers by bolton & COE, 1921No