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Sampler: T.108-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Hopkins, Elizabeth




Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks and linen thread in cross, eyelet hole, double running and satin stitches. The sampler comprises 20 horizontal bands which include repeat border patterns, alphabets and the inscriptions ' Elizabeth Hopkins 1711' and 'WHeN I WAS YOUNg I LIttLe Thought That Wit M/ ust Be So Dearly Bought But Now Experieance TeLs/ Me How If I WOULD Thrive Th t I Must Bow A/ ND BeND Vnto Anothers Will That I Might Learn Both / Art And SkiLL To Get My LIVINg With My HANDS / So That I Might Be Free From BONds That Mine / Own Dame Then I might Be AND Freed From ALL Such / Slaverie 123456789X XI XII EH WH AH'.


History note: Acquired from Mrs Head, 6 September 1927

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 57.5 cm
Width: 23 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
Production date: AD 1711 : Queen Anne

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk
unbleached, buff Linen
Linen thread

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks and linen thread in cross, eyelet hole, Holbein and satin stitches.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.108-1928
Primary reference Number: 110654
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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