Bois le Duc. Stitch count 338 x 397

This design is made up of many traditional sampler motifs from Holland and the Low Countries and the band of patterns to the right of the design is also a typical feature of samplers from this region of Europe. It was named after the birthplace of the designer's Dutch grandfather. Bois le Duc, the provincial capital of North Brabant in Holland, is now know as Hertogenbosch and was a fortress city until 1876. It was the birthplace of the painter, Hieronymus Bosch.