Lucy Gosall, England, 1795

Lucy Gosall, England, 1795

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sampler size: 8" square • framed size: 10" square • sold

This delightful little sampler was stitched by Lucy Gosall and is dated November 19, 1795. A very charming piece worked in a deep teal blue thread, it is comprised of many of the classic elements: alphabets and numbers, decorative bands, a pair of lions and Miss Gosall’s inscription. Overall this is a very good example of what is likely a young girl’s early needlework project. Interesting to note, we previously had a very similar sampler by Sarah Long dated 1790 – image below. The two girls must have attended the same school.

Worked in silk on linen, Lucy’s sampler remains in excellent condition. It has been conservation mounting into a black painted, molded frame.

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