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Sampler: T.17-1928

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Maker(s)

Billingsley, Elizabeth (Maker)

Description

Linen sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in double running, cross, long-armed cross, Montenegrin cross, arrowhead cross, satin and trellis stitch. All four sides are hemmed. There are seventeen bands, mainly floral repeat border patterns,with some geometric horizontal repeat border patterns, one containing 'boxers'. Two bands contain the inscription 'ELIzAbetH BILLINgzley Her/ ZAMPLer FINIzhed the 19 IVLY/1653'.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 72 cm
Length: 29.3/4 in
Width: 19 cm
Width: 7.7/8 in

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid 17th century
Production date: AD 1653 : Commonwealth

Note

The sampler may have been worked from both ends

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in double running, cross, long-armed cross, Montenegrin cross, arrowhead cross, satin and trellis stitch. All four sides are hemmed
Embroidering

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: embroidered in silk thread

  • Text: ELIzAbetH BILLINgzley Her/ ZAMPLer FINIzhed the 19 IVLY/1653
  • Location: Inside two horizontal bands
  • Method of creation: Embroidery
  • Type: Name and date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.17-1928
Primary reference Number: 110564
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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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