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Sampler: T.121-1928

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unidentified

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Description

Band sampler embroidered in polychrome silks in a variety of stitches, cross, Montenegrin cross, eyelet, satin, chain, stem and buttonhole stitch, containing geometric and floral repeating border patterns, an alphabet and five bands of religious inscriptions.

Linen band sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, Montenegrin cross, eyelet, satin, chain, stem and buttonhole stitch. All the edges are hemmed. The sampler is divided into horizontal bands: seven bands of repeating geometric and floral border patterns, an alphabet and five bands of inscriptions.' Behold the grave the tombstone rowld away / And Angels sit where one more glorious lay / No Wonder the Bright Angels mark the place / From whence that risen sun Began his race', SEE HOW THE LILLIES FLOURISH WHITE AND FARE / SEE HOW THE RAVENS FED FROM HEAVEN ARE / THEN NEER DISTRUST THY GOD FOR CLOTH AND BREAD / WHILST LILLIES FLOURISH AND THE RAVENS FED', 'Youll man your Life to morrow still you cry / in what far country does this morrow lie / it stays so long tis fetch'd so far I fear / Twill be both very old and very dear / 'LORD OF THIS LOWER WORLD FRAIL MAN WAS MADE / THE CREATURES ALL TO HIM THIER HOMAGE PAID / BUT WHEN FOR SIN GOD DID HIM ONCE CONDEMN / HE'S NEITHER MASTER OF HIMSELF NOR THEM',/ 'GAY DAINTY FLOWERS GO SWIF / TLY TO DECAY. POOR WRETCHED / LIFE'S SHORT PORTION FLIES AWA / Y WE EAT WE DRINK WE SLEEP BU / T LOW ANON OLD AGE STEALS ON / US NEVER THOUGHT UPON. E.B.'

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 40.75 cm
Length: 1'4.1/4 ft
Width: 22.75 cm
Width: 9 in

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early 18th Century
After 1701 CE - Before 1750 CE

Note

The bottom band of repeating geometric and floral border patterns is of a less stylized form.

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk
Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen band sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, Montenegrin cross, eyelet, satin, chain, stem and buttonhole stitch. All the edges are hemmed
Embroidering

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: embroidered in silk thread

  • Text: E.B
  • Location: End of the last verse
  • Method of creation: Embroidery
  • Type: Initials

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.121-1928
Primary reference Number: 110667
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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