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Grace Hastwell

Stitched wool and cotton

Details

Artist

Grace Hastwell

Title

Stitched wool and cotton

Date

1837

Medium

Stitched wool and cotton

Reference

CVCSC:0255.317.F

Collection

Marx-Lambert

Status

On Display

This 19th-century sampler was produced by Hastwell at the age of twelve. It reflects Victorian sentiment, but also the youthful spontaneity of popular art. Samplers in Victorian times were a method of recording and circulating ideas and stitches were often taken from pattern books.

Grace Hastwell Sampler 1837 © Compton Verney