Antique Sampler, 1802 Verse Sampler by Hellen Bradshaw


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Object Description

1802 Sampler by Hellen Bradshaw. Framed in an old wood frame with gilt slip and glass. Mounted to conservator standards on acid free card with chipboard backing. The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in a variety of stitches. Meandering floral border. Colours red, cream, blue, light brown, dark brown, gold, white, pink and greens. Verse reads’No flealth of Time has thinn’d my flowing hair>Nor Age yet bent me with his iron hand>Ah why fo foon the tender bloffom tear>Ere Autumn yet the ripen’d fruit demand?>Here lies a youth borne down with love and care>He could not long his Delia’s loff abide>Joy left his bofom with the parting fair>And when he dueft no longer hope, he dy’d’. This verse was copied from a translation by Hammond of an elegy written by the Roman poet, Tibullus. Tibullus had a mistress called Delia, whom he addressed this poem to. This poem was first printed in 1743 in a edition of poems written by James Hammond which appeared shortly after his death. Signed and dated ‘Hellen Bradshaw’s work July th 30 1802’. A wonderful set of motifs, including fruit trees, birds, flowers, fir trees, crowns, butterflies and potted flowering plants

Object Condition

Generally Good. Any fading, hole, stain, defect or stitch loss, when present, is not overly detracting.

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