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Sampler: T.133-1928

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Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Roberts, Ann

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Sampler, yellow linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, satin, double running and back stitch. The majority of the sampler is taken up by a verse and an inscription with the makers name and the date 1727.

Sampler, yellow linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, satin, double running and back stitch. There is a selvedge at the bottom whilst the other edges are turned under and stitched. The sampler comprises of one band of a repeat border pattern, the remaining bands contain the inscription' a man's condition is this/life may be honourable/and his state as to anoth/er life may be lamnable/tis better to go with poor/lazarus to heaven than t/o go with rich dives to h/ell to gt to heaven by con/templation that we may a/void going to hell by cond/emnation oh now christi/an soul whoever thou ar/t consider the shortness of/ thy life and how uncert/ ain death is he may come/ this hour before the next/ thou art not sure when/ thou goest to bed at night/to take thy rest whether/ thou shall ever awake/again though never so w/ell and if so be thou a/wake in the morningw/hether thou shalt live t/ill night. for death is th/e great messenger of mo/rtaley and his coming is/ certain but when is unc/ertain there is no resistin/g of his mighty power/when he comes he sweep/s all befre him/Ann Roberts Her Sampl Finished in the Nine Year of her age 10 1727'.

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 1'7" in
Width: 8" in

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th century
Production date: AD 1727 : George II

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk
yellow Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Sampler, yellow linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, satin, double running and back stitch. There is a selvedge at the bottom whilst the other edges are turned under and stitched.
Embroidering

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.133-1928
Primary reference Number: 110679
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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

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