Sampler (England), 1804
This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Elizabethann Luck. It is dated 1804 and we acquired it in 1941. Its medium is silk and metal wrapped silk embroidery, linen foundation and its technique is cross, satin, stem and couching stitches on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.
This object was
Mrs. Henry E. Coe.
It is credited
Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe.
Its dimensions are
38.5 x 35.5 cm (15 3/16 x 14 in.)
It is signed
embroidered "finished march the 28 by elizabethann Luck * daughter to john and mary Luck of sailhurst in sussex Aged 10 years* 1804"
It is inscribed
Embroidered texts "what though in solemn silence all move around the dark terrestial ball? what though nor real voice nor sound amid their radiant orbs be found? in reason's ear they all rejoce and utter forth a glorious v voce for ever singing as they shine. The hand that made us id divine" "Who gave to man that spark of heavenly fire That intellectual ray to gild his gloom which bidst him while on earth to heaven aspire and look beyond the confines of the tomb" " as a jewel of gold in a swine snout so is a fair woman without discretion" "Who can find a virtuous woman for her price is far above rubies" "consult with reason, reason will reply each lucid point which glows in yonder sky informs a system in the boundless space and fills with glory its appointed place with beams unbor row'd brightens other skies and worlds to the unkown with heat and life supples"
Cite this object as
Sampler (England), 1804; Embroidered by Elizabethann Luck ; silk and metal wrapped silk embroidery, linen foundation; 38.5 x 35.5 cm (15 3/16 x 14 in.); Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe; 1941-69-101