Isabella Cook 2

Scottish Samplers

Isabella Cook 2

1835

Saddell and Skipness, Argyll

Description:

While smaller than the work done in 1835, the stitching is of equal quality. This work is a very symmetrically balanced spot sampler with an adorable zebra. Above the zebra is a queen (with a very pronounced crown) standing in a garden. To the left and right of the zebra are milkmaids and dog. A cute strawberry border is around the whole piece.

Size (W x H): 7 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches

Stitches: Cross, rice, continenetal

Media: Silk on linen

Genealogy:

Isabella was born 3 May 1828 in Saddell And Skipness, Argyll, Scotland to William Cook and Mary Thomson. There were nine siblings: Archibald (1816), Kathrin (1818), Barbra (1820), Dugal (1822), Neil (1824), Mary (1825), Flora (1830), Chirstie (1833), William (1836). 

Isabella never married. She died at the age of 64 (in 1892) after suffering from gastric ulcerations for over a year. Occupation as listed on the death certificate was housekeeper, and her brother William was present as a witness.  

Verse:

Isabella 1836 Cook

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(This sampler was added to the site on February 15, 2013)

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A reproduction kit for this sampler is available from The Essamplaire http://www.theessamplaire.com/browse.php/detail/277

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