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untitled sampler (From Principles of Friendship)
  • Leah Townsend
    active: England, United Kingdom
  • untitled sampler (From Principles of Friendship), 1815
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • silk thread on wool, embroidering
  • Paper Type: cross, satin
  • Object Height/Width: 53.34 x 46.99 cm
    Object Height/Width: 21 x 18 1/2 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0959
Label Text

Sampler with cross and satin stitches in black, brown, cream, greens, red on cream. Text in the top third with birds and winged figures/angels (identified as memorial to Reverend Robert Marshman). In the bottom two-thirds is two columns of text (identified as a poem to Marshman by W.C. Chapmanslade) surrounded by a border. A geometric foliate border surrounds the work on four sides.