Thursday, 14 June 2012
It is very rare to see English samplers with depictions of the Crucifixion and often such depictions are associated with Catholic schools (Protestants usually depict an empty cross as a symbol of the risen Christ). This is a Regency example having a central image of Christ upon the cross above a religious verse reading - 'Dear Saviour Oh! What ails this Heart....', within foliate scroll borders. It is in a glazed frame and measures 40cm x 30.5cm. It is for auction with Reeman Dansie in Colchester on 19/20 June. it is lot 1111 with an estimate of £500-£700. Click here for more details.
And to see two samplers depicting the Crucifixion at the same auctioneers - again Reeman Dansie of Colchester - is beyond coincidence. This sampler is headed with Adam and Eve and assorted animals and below this a scene depicting Christ upon the cross. It was worked by Sarah Harding aged 10 and is dated May 1820. It is in a glazed frame and measures 33cm x 30.5cm. It is lot 1110 in the same sale as above, with an estimate of £500-£700. Click here for more details.
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Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 22:33