Sampler

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1835-1836

GUSN

GUSN-40793

Description

Verse sampler; squarish, ivory linen ground; wide red and green floral border; worked entirely in cross stitch; silk and wool thread; flower and vase motifs on outer edges within border, and in the center; small animal motifs at the lower edge; wood frame with gold gilt molding at center; under glass..

Details

Descriptive Terms

samplers (embroidery)
needlework (visual works)
cross stitch
embroidery (visual works)
linen (material)
silk (fiber)
wool (textile)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
flower baskets
flower (plant material)
poetry
Sampler

Inscription

""Father of light and life Thou good Supreme/ O teach me what is good teach me Thyself/ Save me from folly vanity and vice/ From evry low Pursuit and feed my soul/ With knowledge conscious Peace and virtue Pure/ Sacred substantial never fading bliss"/ "Prayer is the life and sould of reli/gion without which/ it is impossible to/ become holy in this/ world or to attain to/ a life of happiness in/ the world to come/ It is for want of consi/deration that any person/ captive in the disuse of this/ duty"/ "Isabela/ Johnston/ Aged 8 years"/ "Pray to thy Father/ which is in secret/ and thy Father/ which seeth in se=/cret shall reward/ thee openly/ Prayr ardent opens/ Heaven lets down a/ stream of glory on the/ consecrated hour of man/ in audience with the/ Deity"" (verse: a prayer and about prayer)
"Isabela Johnston Aged 8 years" (Embroidered)

Related Items

Title Sampler Accession Number 1940.1009

Maker

Johnston, Isabella, 1828- (Embroiderer)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

21 7/8 x 21 7/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Walter Kendall Watkins

Accession Number

1940.996