Thursday, 2 May 2013
This unusual depiction of Queen Elizabeth I with her sceptre and crown was finished by Elizabeth Swaysland on 3rd March. The date of the sampler is given as 1709.
Here you can see the sampler in its entirety with it pair of hovering angels - labelled as ANG ELS just in case we should be in any doubt.
Elizabeth has inscribed her name twice on the sampler.
The sampler is for private sale by Berthi Smith-Sanders who you will know as the Dutch collector and author of articles and a recent book. To contact Berthi about this sampler, click here.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 20:00