Mary Pickering 1803
Finely stitched English sampler with two verses: OF EASTER and OF WHITSUNDAY surrounded by a beautiful and unusual floral borders executed in cross and satin stitches. The attribution at the bottom is “E. GIRTON GOVERNESS NEWARK”. Inside the lower cartouche it reads:
Mary Pickering work wrought in the fourteenth year of her age in the year 1803.
The sampler is in poor condition with the exception of the colorful floral border, which makes it worth studying. 13-1/2″, x 15-1/2″.