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Sampler: T.4-1928

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Maker(s)

Hinde, Elizabeth (Maker)

Description

Whitework sampler made of two kinds of linen. Joined strips enclose two cutwork panels, the upper worked with needle lace filling stitches, the lower panel with hollie point and picot bars. The bottom strip is embroidered with linen thread in satin and double hemstitch. The edges are finished with buttonhole bullions. The upper band consists of geometric shapes whilst the bottom band is figurative, containing a male and female figure, possibly depicting Abraham and Sarah. Beneath is the inscription 'Elizabeth Hinde 1643' embroidered in white linen thread.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 15 cm
Length: 6.1/8 in
Width: 16.25 cm
Width: 6.2/8 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

Mid 17th century
Charles I
Production date: AD 1643

Note

The figures probably depict the story of Abraham and Sarah, as illustrated bibles were a popular source of inspiration for pattern drawers and embroiderers.

Materials used in production

ground and embroidery Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Whitework sampler made of two kinds of linen. Joined strips enclose a cutwork panel with linen thread in needle lace filling stitches. A second panel is also worked with linen thread in hollie point with picot bars. The bottom strip is embroidered with linen thread in satin and double hemstitch. The edges are finished with buttonhole bullions.
Embroidered Cutwork

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: embroidered in white linen thread

  • Text: Elizabeth Hinde 1643
  • Location: Bottom of the sampler
  • Method of creation: Embroidery
  • Type: Name and date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.4-1928
Primary reference Number: 110551
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 17 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 20 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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