Skip to main content

Sampler: T.15-1928

An image of Sampler

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Alternative views

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Lawle, Anne

Entities

Categories

Description

Linen pictorial band sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, Montenegrin cross, double running, satin, split, trellis and detached buttonhole stitch. Linen thread is worked in the hem and double running, counted satin and eye stitch with needle weaving, and drawn and cutwork with needle lace filling stitches make up the top bands of the sampler. Three edges are hemmed and there is a selvedge at the top.The pattern consists of three conventional floral arcaded bands at the bottom; immediately above them is the large-scale arcaded pattern with birds, probably woodpeckers. Above another two bands, one wide the other narrow, with stylized arcaded flowers. Above these two bans is the widest band of the sampler with two figures dressed in the fashion of the 1650s, standing either side of an apple tree. The inscription above includes an alphabet, the name 'ANNe LaWLe' with the remnants of stitching and faded ink reading " february". The less decipherable date is either 1655 or 1665.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 74.5 cm
Length: 29.1/4 in
Width: 24.5 cm
Width: 9.1/2 in

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

17th Century#
Possibly 1655 CE - Possibly 1665 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

pale blue, bright blue, light green, dark green, light brown, dark brown, white, pink, red Silk
Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen pictorial band sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, Montenegrin cross, double running, satin, split, trellis and detached buttonhole stitch. Linen thread is worked in the hem and double running, counted satin and eye stitch with needle weaving, and drawn and cutwork with needle lace filling stitches make up the top band of the sampler. Three edges are hemmed and there is a selvedge at the top.
Embroidering

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: embroidered in faded pink silk

  • Text: ANNe LaWLe
  • Location: Above the figures in a horizontal band
  • Method of creation: Embroidery
  • Type: Name

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.15-1928
Primary reference Number: 110562
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Sampler" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110562 Accessed: 2024-03-02 06:17:05

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110562 |title=Sampler |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-03-02 06:17:05|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/objects/object-110562

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/aa/aa36/T_15_1928_1_201607_kly25_dc2.jpg"
        alt="Sampler"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Sampler</figcaption>
    </figure>
</div>
    

More objects and works of art you might like

Sampler

Accession Number: T.12-1938

Sampler

Accession Number: T.81-1938

Sampler

Accession Number: T.8-1939

Sampler

Accession Number: T.19-1928

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...