1834 Mourning Sampler

November 12, 2010

1834 Mourning SamplerThe simplistic nature of this piece from 1834 is a wonderful example of needlework and symmetry. From Birmingham, Ann Babbington has used wonderfully iconic and simple stitching to achieve a heartfelt memorial.

1834 Mourning Sampler

The lines “Affliction sore long time he bore / Physicians were in vain / Till God did please to give him ease /And free him from is pain” this unique rhyme is so wonderfully special to Ann in her stitching that it elevates the piece into something unlike any other.

1834 Mourning SamplerOf note is the repair work to the sampler, which may take away from its monetary value, but does not detract from the beauty of the art.

Courtesy: Barbara Robbins
Dedication:

“John Babbington Who Died April th’18 1834 Aged…”
Affliction sore long time he bore
Physicians were in vain
Till God did please to give him ease
And free him from is pain

Why do ye mourn departed friends
Or shake at deaths alarms
Tis but the voice that Jesus sends
To call us to his arms

Go home dear friends and sheed no tears
I must lie hear tll Christ appears
And when he comes I hope to have A joyful rising from the grave

Ann Babbington her work done in the Blue coat charity school Birmingham

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