Susan Bannister

England, 1820

sampler size: 16¼ x 9¾" • framed size: 18 x 11¾" • sold

An endearing sampler, this was made by Susan Bannister in 1820. She began with the alphabet, each letter worked twice, proceeded to a very good register of classic sampler motifs, and then to a quote from the writing of Dr. Isaac Watts, “Injoy [sic] the day of mirth but know there is a day of judgment too.”

A horizontal band with little trees and birds at either end is above a narrow band of a solidly stitched diamond format and her inscription is below that. 

The sampler is in very good condition with some very minor wear. It has been conservation mounted and is in a molded and black painted frame. 


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