Framed and glazed linen sampler worked with silk thread using various techniques, including satin stitch, cross stitch, French knots, cord stitch and long and short stitch. The sampler features motifs of flowers and birds as well the verse: 'Do you my Fair endeavour to possess / An Elegance of mind as well as dress / Be that your ornament and know to Please / By graceful Natures unaffected Ease.' There is also an embroidered medallion which contains a foul anchor under a willow and the inscription: 'Nelson/ hero of the Nile/ 1799'. The maker’s name, Mary Lupson, is stitched at the bottom.

Object Details

ID: TXT0029
Collection: Textiles
Type: Sampler
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Lupson, Mary
Events: French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of the Nile, 1798
Date made: circa 1800
People: Nelson, Horatio; Lupson, Mary
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Frame: 420 x 368 x 25 mm

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