Hannah Smith,

Hannah Smith,

England, 1809   

Mouse over image to enlarge

sampler size: 7¾” x 9¾” • framed size: 12” x 14” • sold

English schoolgirls frequently worked samplers that feature mirror image symmetry and precise lettering. This handsome little sampler by Hannah Smith, age 12 in 1809, is a pleasing example of this type. Additionally, Hannah included a verse wonderfully entitled, “Endeavour to Improve” - excellent advice to all. 

The scene along the bottom centers on a pair of large birds perched on a castle with little trees and plants on the deep green outline of a lawn.

Worked in silk on linen, it is in excellent condition and has been conservation mounted into its original maple frame with a gilt liner.

 

contact us

If you are interested in purchasing this sampler or item, contact us by phone (215.627.7797) or email (mailbox@finkelantiques.com) 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.