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Sampler: T.156-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Stoute, Mary




Band sampler, canvas, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, eyelet hole, satin and tent stitch. The sampler comprises ten horizontal bands framed inside a border. The bands contain, alphabets, lettering, numerals, repeat border patterns, detached motifs (including a bunch of grapes, a flower basket, a butterfly, a bird and a potted plant) and the inscription 'ConStraint in all Things makes the Plea/Sure less: Sweet is the Love that Comes/Ts Ms With WillingneSs SS AS/ Mary stoutt/ Her Sampler/ November the 3/in the year 1760/aged 11'.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 88.9 cm
Length: 1'11 in
Width: 21.9 cm
Width: 8.5/8 in

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th century
Production date: AD 1760 : George III

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Band sampler, woollen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, eyelet hole, satin and tent stitch

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.156-1928
Primary reference Number: 110702
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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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