George II Sampler

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2040/19: An excellent quality early/mid 18th century George II period SAMPLER in fine condition, worked in coloured silks on a ground of linen, with an alphabet and the Lord’s Prayer and floral and geometric designs. Signed: "JANE MARKHAM, being 13 years of age in the Year of Our Lord: 1742." 15.25 x 8.25ins (38.5x20.8cms) including the frame. *Early/mid 18th century samplers in good condition are quite rare. This example is beautifully and very finely sewn by a 13-year-old girl; no social media or television to wile away the evenings in those days!


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