Embroidered in wool on linen. Strawberry and vine border, enclosing a cabbage rose with large foliate spray over two baskets of fruit, over the poem: Virtue / Virtue the chiefest beauty of the mind / The noblest Ornament of Humankind / Virtue our safeguard and our guid / ing star / That leads to Reason when our Sen / -ses err. Over a well worked picture of a whitewashed cottage with thatch roof in a wood, with hills and etc. All over Jane Dickinson A.D. 1813. Under glass, in gilt and ebonized frame.
Approximate dimensions: 11 x 14 inches, sight 15 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches framed..
Condition: 5/8 square tear to very lowest right corner, does not interrupt scene. Minor discoloration to background, remounting suggested as it appears acid from back is in direct contact with linen backing.
Auction Date: January 15, 2022