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A GEORGE II SAMPLER
A GEORGE II SAMPLER

GOLDSBOROUGH, DATED 1755

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A GEORGE II SAMPLER
GOLDSBOROUGH, DATED 1755
Worked in coloured silks to a natural linen ground, depicting Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, with inscription 'At Goldsborough work 1755'
21 3/8 in. (55 cm.) high; 19¼ in. (49 cm.) wide, overall
Provenance
Annie Constance Plumer, Viscountess Plumer (d. 1941) by whom presented to,
H.R.H. The Princess Mary, Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood (1897-1965), and by descent at Harewood House, Yorkshire.

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Lot Essay

Goldsborough Hall was built from 1601 to 1625 for Sir Richard Hutton, a prominent lawyer in London, who became High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1623. The house passed through the family until it was sold to Daniel Lascelles (1714-1784) in the mid-1750s. The house was used as part of the Harewood Estate while John Carr worked on the designs for Harewood House for Edwin Lascelles, 1st Baron Harewood (1713-1795). Henry, 6th Earl Harewood (1882-1947) and H.R.H. The Princess Mary, Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood (1897-1965) lived at Goldsborough until 1929.

Annie Constance Plumer, Viscountess Plumer (d. 1941) was wife of Herbert Charles Onslow Plumer, 1st Viscount Plumer (1857-1932). During her husband's tenure as High Commissioner to Palestine (1925-28), they received H.R.H. The Princess Mary, Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood and her husband the 6th Earl of Harewood on their official visit in April 1928. This lot was presented after Viscount Plumber retired from public life in 1928 to 22 Ennismore Gardens, Knightsbridge, London.

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