Here is a small addition that was just to hard to resist not to show to you. It concerns a further Deventer darning sampler this time however with a portrait of the maker. The picture is of Adriana Maria Lamberts, one of the ' nieces' of the previous blog. She married to Martinus van Doornick in 1805. Some time later, he became the mayor of the city of Deventer.
The painting was made by the C.H.Hodges, a well known portraitist, circa 1805. Collection unknown.
About six years earlier than this portrait, Adriana finished her darning sampler. Including a oversized cartouche.