Needlework Memorial Sampler
Mid-Atlantic States dated 1822
Beautifully executed sampler featuring a central oval cartouche with a monument inscribed "Eleanor Stokleys
work 1822", a seated lady, bird, sheep, and a spread winged eagle with olive branches and the word "LIRBERTY"
in a stylized circle above its head. The sampler is framed with mirror image birds, butterflies and flowering vines.
At the bottom center is a verse entitled THE SMILE OF JESUS,
Lovely is the face of nature
Deck'd with Spring's unfolding flow'rs,
While the sun shows every feature
Smiling through descending showers:
Birds, with songs the time beguiling,
Chant their little notes with glee,
But to see a Saviour smiling,
Is more soft, more sweet to me!
The poem is from the PANOPLIST for the year ending June, 1806, The Panoplist was a religious monthly magazine printed
from 1805 until 1820 edited by Jeremiah Evarts.
Note: Some slight toning on the top right and left edges and two small holes in the background gauze, and a few
black stitches missing within the verse. It is in a modern ½" gold frame.
Silk on gauze silk; 22" x 21" framed, 21" x 20" sight.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER
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