Charlotte McLean

Pannal, Yorkshire, England, 1820

sampler size: 19½" x 19¾" • framed size: 22½ x 22¾" • sold

This large, beautifully stitched sampler features both a fine house and an Adam and Eve scene, along with a very good assortment of sampler motifs – baskets of fruit, pots of flowers, birds, a peacock, etc. The house sits up a small hill and smoke is coming out its chimneys, a charming detail.  

The inscriptions inside the two framed squares read, “Charlotte McLean’s Work PANNAL 1820” and “This I’ve done / To let you see / What Care My Father Took / For Me.” It’s unusual to find reference to the father of a samplermaker and we assume that Charlotte’s mother was deceased at that point. 

The samplermaker was born in 1805 to Robert and Charlotte McLean in Pannal, a village in northern England. In 1825, she married Robert Parker Hattersley (1804-1879) and died in 1837. She is buried with family members in St. Robert Parish Church in Pannal. 

The sampler was worked in silk on linen and is in very good condition with some slight bleeding of the green dye. It has been conservation mounted and is in a molded and black painted frame.


contact us

If you are interested in purchasing this sampler or item, contact us by phone (215.627.7797) or email ( or complete our quick form and we will respond promptly.  If by some chance you do not hear back from us within 24 hours after submitting your message, please get in touch as it means we didn't receive your inquiry. Thank you.

How would you like to be contacted?*
In order to reduce spam messages, this field must have at least 50 characters