George III Needlework Sampler

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A fine early 19th century Georgian needlework sampler dated 12 June 1813.

The sampler has the name Hannah Hancock and is decorated with the alphabet, animals, flowers and part of the poem 'Oh That Mine Eyes' by Thomas Ellwood:

"Oh that my eyes might closed be,
to what becomes me not to see,
That deafness might possess my ears,
To what concerns me not to hear,
That truth my tongue might ever tye,
From ever speaking foolishly,
That no vain thoughts might even rest,
Or be concealed in my breast,
That by each word each deed each thought,
Glory may to my God be brought."

The sampler is in it's original painted and grained frame with a gilt inner edge.

The sampler is slightly dirty but original, the frame has some chips to the graining. (Circa 1813)

Height 33.8cm (13.3 inches)
Width 34.5cm (13.6 inches)