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Needlework Sampler (a fragment) by Elizabeth Russel – 1794

  • Date: 1794
  • Maker: Elizabeth Russel
  • Size: h20.5cm x w18cm (8⅛" x 7⅛" approx.)
Needlework Sampler (a fragment) by Elizabeth Russel – 1794

Description

This sampler fragment, the bottom third of a band sampler stitched on homespun linen by Elizabeth Russel (then aged 11) in 1794, features the rare rendering of a family crest; specific family heraldic bearings were seldom stitched by children. Initial genealogical research indicates possible Irish heritage for this branch of the Russel family. Unframed. h20.5cm x w18cm (8⅛” x 7⅛” approx.).

Possibly Irish.