It is a shame that you can no longer wander into the V&A in London and browse at will the racks of samplers that used to be stored there, it was a continual source of inspiration to be enjoyed whenever the occasion presented itself.
The V&A Collection is world famous for good reason, it has such a wide-variety of samplers, including the earliest - like this German sampler of the first half of the 16th century - as well as the more famous Jane Bostocke sampler.
There are Italian, French, Dutch and German samplers in the collection - this one is from Italy.
Many are catalogued in this 140 page softback book.
There are over 110 image plates plus stitch diagrams.