JEAN SCRIMGEOWR 1779

Jean Scrimgeowr

Reproduced from a brilliant Scottish sampler of 1779, this piece is finely worked. Stylized pansies across the top symbolize the Holy Trinity, while doves near the center perch on the Fountani of Eternal Life. Adam and Eve stand beneath their umbrella-shaped tree, surrounded by various heraldic motifs including a peacock, dogs, and crowns.

The verse . . .

Begin the high celestial strain my raivshed (sic)
soul and sing a solemn hymn of grateful praise
to Heavnns Almight King

. . . and color scheme (reds and greens) give this sampler a Christmas-like flavor.

Origin and date: Scottish 1779
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 35-count, hand-dyed, 17"x15"
Stitches: Cross, double running, back and Upright Gobelin
Source: Private collection

Kit with cotton floss: $52.00
Kit with silk floss: $101.00
Graph only: $10.00
Finished Model: $595.00

 
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