Sampler 1729 Linen, embroidered with silk in cross stitch Height 29.9 cm Width 26 cm T.291-1916

Sampler 1729 Linen, embroidered with silk in cross stitch Height cm Width 26 cm

Ann Smith 1766-1767.  A LOT to like about this one -- great colors, wonderful composition, big healthy bands, pretty motifs.  This is a balanced and very pleasing sampler.

Ann Smith A LOT to like about this one -- great colors, wonderful composition, big healthy bands, pretty motifs. This is a balanced and very pleasing sampler.

Sampler by Elizabeth Nourse Age 7 1790 "Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth. Serve Him continually in sincerity and truth."

18th century sampler by elizabeth nourse - aged 7 - 1790

A needlework sampler, Sarah Manfield, 1792. Unusual border (reminds me of the marigolds we'd plant near the garden when I was little.) Beautiful central scene.

A needlework sampler, Sarah Manfield, Unusual border (reminds me of the marigolds we'd plant near the garden when I was little.

English Sampler ~ Signed: "Margaret Collier Aged Eight Years" ~ late 17th…

Charles II hiding in the Boscabel Oak Stuart supporters often used symbols in Scottish samplers.

Needlework Sampler Initialed ‘B.K.’, dated 1730

Needlework Sampler Initialed 'B.'’, dated 1730 American or English, 1730 Work in silk stitched on linen ground 12 in.

Mary Romanes, aged 8 Metropolitan Museum of Art

English Sampler ~ Mary Romanes/Aged eight ~ century ~ wool and silk on wool canvas ~ from the collection of Mrs. Lathrop Colgate Harper ~ Metropolitan Museum of Art

Spanish Sampler ~ 1813 ~ inscribed 'Lo hizo Rosaquintana/el año de 1813' ~ wool on canvas ~ alphabets and numerals ~ Metropolitan Museum of Art

Spanish Sampler ~ 1813 ~ inscribed 'Lo hizo Rosaquintana/el año de 1813' ~ wool on canvas ~ alphabets and numerals ~ Metropolitan Museum of Art

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