Sarah Ann Gooch

English Samplers

Sarah Ann Gooch

1817

Norwich, England

Description:

The most vividly coloured of our Norfolk Girls! In addition to the typical crewel flowers, floral dividing bands and traditional alphabets, Sarah has a beautiful Old English, almost calligraphy-styled alphabet in the lower section of the diamond.

Size (W x H): 16 7/8 x 16 7/8 inches

Stitches: Cross, outline, satin, long/short

Media: Silk on linen

Genealogy:

Sarah was born 14 July 1802, christened in 1802 at St. Augustine, Norwich, Norfolk County, the daughter of David and Elizabeth Warden Gooch.

Verse:

Pronounce her blest, my muse, whom wisdom guides
In her own path to her own heavenly seat;
Through all the storms her soul securely glides,
Nor can the tempests nor the tides,
That rise and roar around, supplant her stead feet

Sarah Ann Gooch
1817

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

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