Robina Lang

Scottish Samplers

Robina Lang

1761

Selkirkshire

Description:

This is primarily an alphabet sampler, but Robina has done a wonderful job on her version of the three-peaked building - which is minus the peaks! Our guess is that this was her concession to the allotted space. Her guard is not wearing red, but is carrying a staff. Notice the pair of dogs typical in this design. There are four sets of alphabets, two of which are the curlique font. All of the numbers are in green except for the final '61' in the completion date - we presume she added it at the very end with thread she had left.

There is some water damage to the piece, as well as fraying at the edges.

Familial initials: WO, EE, RM, IM, CS, IM, MH, MS, AB, AM, HL, EL, RL, KL, TC, AB, WC, AC, CC, IC, MC, HC, AL

Size (W x H): 15 x 16 1/2 inches

Stitches: Cross, double running, reverse cross, long arm cross, eyelet, satin

Media: Silk and wool on linen

Genealogy:

Andrew Lang and Henrietta Chisholm were married 18 April 1741 in Selkirk, Selkirkshire. They had five children: Isobel (1742), Henrietta (1743), John (1744), Robina (May 1747) and Katharine (1752-1789).

In January 1776 Robina married Reverend Thomas Robertsson in Selkirk.

Verse:

ROBINA LANG
1761

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

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