Schoolgirl needlework sampler, silk on linen, signed Agnes Mc M Plunket, age 10, 1829. Rectangular sampler features eight lines of alphabet done in cross, Queen's and embroidery stitches, divided by geometric rows, over a verse and several pictorial images including baskets of flowers, birds in wreaths, and trees, all enclosed in a floral and geometric border. Verse is by the English Rev. Isaac Watts: "Remember all thy grace and lead me in thy truth/ Forgive the sins of my riper days and the follies of my youth." 21"x 16" sight, 23"x 18" framed. Possibly Irish. Condition: Overall very good condition with some darkening to original linen and a couple of scattered light stains. Later frame.
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