Walls for the wind and a roof for the rain and drinks beside the fire ~
laughter to cheer you and those you love near you and all that your heart desires.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Jane Turner original

This is the Jane Turner(1668) original sampler reproduced by 'The Essamplaire'...I fell in love with the colours on this one, as well as the lady in the garden which graces the center. This is a beautiful sampler, with many elements common to English band samplers of this period. Many of the bands of double running stitch may be familiar...also the eighth band from the top which features the stylized Stuart 'S'. The original of this sampler is in the Burrell Collection in Glasgow, so it may very well be Scottish, although I don`t see any obvious Scottish motifs on it. The lady in the garden in the center is featured on a number of other samplers, although this is one of the prettiest renderings i`ve seen. There is a sampler almost identical to this one in a private collection dated 1667. It may be the sampler of a sister or have been done by a student of the same teacher.

1 comment:

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

What a perfectly gorgeous sampler! Thanks for sharing it.