Sampler by Jane Robinson, 1841.

Linen fabric, silk threads, 520mm x 410mm.

This sampler is a little different in design from the others in this selection. It is dominated by the verse at centre but with some very impressive spot motifs below and a marvellous floral border pattern. The verse has the rather lugubrious style of many sampler texts, a reflection on death and the transience of the sewer’s life. She has struggled to fit the end of a number of the lines and has resorted to doubling up the final words in half size.

The sampler was donated in 1953 by Miss G M Powley. She was the granddaughter of Mrs John Powley (nee Robinson), a passenger on the Tasmania in 1852.
Jane Robinson
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535 (h) x 430 (w) mm
705 (h) x 540 (w) mm (mounted)