Mary Holthy Needlepoint Sampler, England, colors including red, brown, rust, green, black, and buff with floral border, poetic verses to either side of a central crown above motifs including figures, sailing ships, deer and flowering pots with central title Joseph and Marys Flight Into Egypt over a depiction of the Flight flanked by trees and with dogs. lions and sheep, signed and dated "Mary Holthy her work done aged 12 1823," sight size 15 3/4 x 19 5/8 in.; set in a bird's-eye maple frame.
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