AMELIA BOYCE 1829
An English sampler

Amelia Boyce

Amelia Boyce's pictorial sampler demonstrates two popular art forms of the early 19th century manifested in the sampler mode: the image of an architectural engraving, and the influence of Berlin patterns in the naturalistic (rather than naïve or stylized) floral patterns. A widely mixed floral meandering border surrounds a brief verse and scenic panel over a large cathedral, flanked by mammoth trees, one with an oversized parrot perched in the branches. The verse from Proverbs 3, verse 17, is especially lovely:

Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace

On 35 count linen the finished sampler will measure approximately 17" x 19-1/4". Stitches used are cross over one and two threads of linen, and back stitch. The original sampler is ion the collection of the Valentine Museum in Richmond, Virginia.

Origin and date: England, 1828
Rated: Advanced
Linen count and finished size: 35 count, 17"x19-1/2"
Stitches: Cross, back
Source: The Valentine Museum, Richmond, VA

Kit with cotton floss: $92.00
Kit with silk floss: $151.00
Graph only: $20.00

 
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