SARAH HUTCHINSON 1762
English sampler made in Bradford, Yorkshire (West Riding),showing distinct influence of Scottish design in the illuminated lettering. Very colorful, very good color and condition apart from some losses the ground now conservation mounted over linen and in its original frame with ultra violet filtering conservation glass. Stitches used in this lovely little sampler are double running, cross, petit point, four sided and eyelets.
The verse is titled “MORAL PRECEPTS”:
PROCEED not to speak or to act before thou hast weigh’d thy words and examined the tendency of every step thou shalt take…
A plain garment best adorneth a beautiful woman & a modest behaviour is the greatest ornament of wisdom of much speaking cometh repentance in silence is safety…
Work’d at Bradford by Sarah Hutchinson 1762
Sight size is 9-1/2″ x 13″, with the frame 12″ x 15″.