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sampler
Date Made/Found: 1836
Dimensions: Overall: 650 x 660mm
Department: Social History
Accession Number: X1971.1
Mary Bannister embroidered this sampler in 1836. Towards the end of the eighteenth century it became fashionable to embroider hymns and other moral inscriptions on samplers. On her sampler Mary has embroidered verses from a hymn written by the hymn-writer Isaac Watts, probably in the early-eighteenth century. On either side of the text there is a cherub blowing a horn inside a wreath of red and blue flowers. The bottom section of Mary's sampler depicts a shepherdess tending to her flock of sheep, a popular subject for early nineteenth-century sampler-makers.
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