19th c. Silk on Linen Pictorial ITALIAN Sampler
A large 19th c. Italian alpha pictorial needlework sampler. Unsigned.
Ten rows of alphabet and numerals, silk on linen body worked in red with a range of uppercase, lowercase, numerals, and symbols Including the sacred monogram "IHS". Depictions of the sacred vessels, Ecclesiastical motifs, Jesus Christ on Cross, lamb, cherubs . . .
"Ecce agnus dei / La amore di gesu"
See collection of 18th and 19th c. Italian samplers in Philadelphia Museum.
25.5" x 21"
Overall very good. No loss to ground. No stitch loss. Some mild spotting and staining to ground on left hand side.