Art 14.01.2011
1915 Needlework Sampler

1915 Needlework Mourning Sampler

A marked change from the earlier funerary symbolism can be seen with this piece, so a softer, more gentle ‘heavenly’…

Art 04.01.2011
English 1892 Mourning Sampler

English 1892 Mourning Needlework Sampler

Set in its original English Oak frame with a metal backing, this superb sampler raises a lot of questions about…

Art 28.12.2010
1892 Mourning Needlework Sampler

1892 Mourning Needlework Sampler

Much like the piece from 1886, this piece from 1892 is far superior and shows a very experienced hand in…

Art 21.12.2010
1886 Mourning Needlework Sampler

1886 Mourning Needlework Sampler

The open weave of this piece and the bold type make it very plain in its way, but it follows…

Art 10.12.2010
1858 Mourning Needlework Sampler

1858 Mourning Needlework Sampler

From 1858, this sampler is shows mature and experienced stitching. The two trees bow down to the women mourning next…

Art 03.12.2010
1855 Needlework Mourning Sampler

1855 Needlework Mourning Sampler

Colourfully styled and showing practice in the use of the needle, this piece shows a wonderful rendering of the plinth…

Art 23.11.2010
1843 Mourning Needlework Sampler

1843 Mourning Needlework Sampler

Just using the text, this sampler is a charming statement from a sister to a departed infant brother. Miss Preston,…

Art 16.11.2010

1840 Mourning Needlework Sampler

Dating from seven years ahead of the previous sampler, this English piece from 1840 has motifs that are more common…

Art 05.11.2010
1786 Mourning Needlework

1786 Mourning Needlework / Art

In this piece from 1786, there the powerful image of the urn and the strength of neoclassical art. It’s age…

Art 02.11.2010
Needlework and Art

Mourning/Sentimental Needlework and Art

Needlework is one of the most personal expressions of mourning art, and this is due to the lack of a…