SMALL NAIVE ALPHABET SAMPLER WITH UNUSUAL STORY
SMALL NAIVE ALPHABET SAMPLER WITH UNUSUAL STORY
SMALL NAIVE ALPHABET SAMPLER WITH UNUSUAL STORY
SMALL NAIVE ALPHABET SAMPLER WITH UNUSUAL STORY

SMALL NAIVE ALPHABET SAMPLER WITH UNUSUAL STORY

19th century ENGLISH

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This softly coloured and very charming small alphabet sampler by Sarah Pelham is intriguing to us because Sarah has omitted to complete the year in which she finished her sampler, and also because her simple sampler is, most unusually, mentioned in a 19th century book.

On the rear of the sampler is a label with an extract from "Tuer's History of the Horn-Book", vol ll, p. 243 (published in 1896), which offers commentary on Sarah's work. (The Wikipedia entry about Andrew White Tuer can be dragged onto your desktop if you wish to find out more about Tuer.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_White_Tuer

The dominant feature of the sampler is the inscription, with bands of varicoloured alphabet alternating with worked bands, with small pictorial details beneath, including a cat, a heart and a peacock.

"When i was young
and in my prime
here you may see
how i spent my time"

"Sarah Pelham finished
this sampler Nov 8 18 ?
in the 6 year of her age"

English, early 19th century.

Height 11 3/4" (29.8cm)
Width 7 1/4" (18.4cm)
Dimensions
Height 11.75 inch (29.84 cm)
Width 7.25 inch (18.41 cm)
Stock Code
2740T2
Robert Hirschhorn

Robert Hirschhorn
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