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English bordered sampler, by Sarah Stuart

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An image of Textile. Bordered Sampler. Stuart, Sarah ( English). There is a selvedge on both sides and the top and bottom are turned under and hem stitched.  The upper part of the sampler is composed of horizontal bands of alphabets, numerals and repeat border patterns.  The remainder includes a verse which reads 'Exonerate your Mind from Earthly Cares/ Spend each Lords day in Spiritual Affairs/ Such wretched Souls who Squander that away/ Repent it Sorely at their dying Day', symmetrically arranged detached motifs, a house, trees and flower pots and the inscription 'Sarah Stuart, her work, 1798'. Wool, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, satin and stem stitch. Length 16.3/4 in, width 12.3/4 in. 1798.

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Textile. Bordered Sampler. Stuart, Sarah ( English). There is a selvedge on both sides and the top and bottom are turned under and hem stitched. The upper part of the sampler is composed of horizontal bands of alphabets, numerals and repeat border patterns. The remainder includes a verse which reads 'Exonerate your Mind from Earthly Cares/ Spend each Lords day in Spiritual Affairs/ Such wretched Souls who Squander that away/ Repent it Sorely at their dying Day', symmetrically arranged detached motifs, a house, trees and flower pots and the inscription 'Sarah Stuart, her work, 1798'. Wool, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, satin and stem stitch. Length 16.3/4 in, width 12.3/4 in. 1798.

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  • Accession Number: T.46-1938
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Photographer name: Andrew Morris
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 814 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 1.23MB
  • Captured: 2009:05:21 09:23:02

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18th Century alphabet bordered sampler British School cross stitch domestic embroidered embroidery English Fitz_AA floral flower pot flowers Georgian hemmed homes houses letters needle needlework numbers numerals patterned poets polychrome repeated pattern sampler satin stitch selvedge silk stem stitch stitches stitching textile thread verses wool woollen

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