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Three embroidered samplers
18th century
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Three embroidered samplers
18th century
LOT SOLD. 2,750 GBP
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Defining an Era: The Collection of the Late Francis Egerton and Peter Maitland

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Three embroidered samplers
18th century

Two small embroidered samplers, one finely embroidered on beige gauze, with spot motifs of flowers, birds on branches, a gentleman and lady and small house, worked in various stitches and thicknesses of silk threads, signed Rachel Egerton, (approximately 28cm. high, 27cm. wide; 11in., 10in.; Textile Visible: 14cm. high, 13cm. wide; 5in., 5in.). The other, a Prayer sampler, similarly worked on gauze, which is edged with blanket stitch in cream thread, and has layer of gauze over the top, extremely finely worked with houses, cats, crowns, baskets of flowers, flying birds, peacocks, Adam and Eve and the serpent, and with text: Here's love and grief beyond degree. The Lord of Glory dies for me, But lo what sudden joys I see. Jesus the dead revives again. The rising God forsakes the tomb. The tomb in vain forbids his rise. (approximately 28cm. high, 29cm. wide; 11in., 11in.; Textile Visible: 14cm. high, 15cm. wide; 5in., 6in.), and a large Prayer sampler, worked with text in centre surrounded by small motifs of trees and bushes and a basket of fruit, and flowering stem, all within a narrow leaved stem, worked on a natural linen ground (approximately 46cm. high, 33cm. wide; 1ft. 6in., 1ft. 1in.; Textile Visible: 31cm. high, 19cm. wide; 1ft. 4in., 7in.):
The Saviour our Refuge
When mourning o'er some stone I bend
Which covers all that was a friend
And from his voice his hand his smile
Divides me for a little while
Then. Saviour mark the tears I shed
For hous didst weep o'er Lazarus dead
When vexing thoughts within me me rise
And sore dismay'd my spirit dies
When writhing on a bed of pain
I supplicate for rest in vain
Still.still my soul shall think on thee
Thy bloody sweat and agony
And oh. when I have safely past
Through every conflct but the last
Wilt thou. who once for me hast bled
Wilt thou in sickness make my bed
And bear me to that happier shore
Where pain and grief shall be no more

 


Small Prayer Sampler: (illustrated) approximately 28cm. high, 29cm. wide; 11in., 11in.; Textile Visible: 14cm. high, 15cm. wide; 5in., 6in.
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Defining an Era: The Collection of the Late Francis Egerton and Peter Maitland

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London