Elizabeth Pycock Sampler
11 1/2 " x 15 1/2". 16 1/2 " x 20 1/2 " including a bird's eye maple frame. Elizabeth's sampler depicts a wonderful bucolic scene. At the top she stitched a very large building (with 21
windows!). This was probably her school. Below that, she worked a charming scene with hills and valleys, an elaborate church and several other buildings. Elizabeth was born in
Kirton, Lincolnshire, England and christened in the year 1800. Her parents were John and Tabitha Pycock. Based on her christening date, I believe the sampler to be circa 1806.
As her sampler is absolutely filled with scenic motifs, she did not add a verse, but she did sign her sampler, "Elizabeth Pycock Aged Six Years Kirton".
So, like the Mary Ann Enderwick sampler listed above, we have another amazing sampler stitched by a very young child.
There are some losses to the fibers. The white sky behind the school building shows a bit of loss. The roof of the church has lost some stitches as well and there is a bit of
overall darkening to the fabric. But I'm not finding any holes in the fabric or stains. It has been mounted on acid-free