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Sampler: T.158-1928

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Hair, Ann

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Description

Border sampler, canvas, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, satin, counted satin, encroaching satin and eyelet stitch featuring a carnation repeating border, repeating floral border patterns, initials and inscriptions.

Canvas border sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, satin, counted satin, encroaching satin and eyelet stitch. There is a double blue line selvedge on both sides, the top and bottom edges are damaged, and the whole sampler is tacked onto a supporting cotton backing. A carnation repeating border surrounds the whole sampler. There are five horizontal bands with two lines of inscriptions between each. Band one, three and four are repeating floral border patterns. The second band is of three similar flowerpots with perching birds set on small green mounds separated by flowering trees with perching birds, with smaller flowerpots, two detached heart motifs and the initials 'A H'. The fifth bands has a central fruiting tree flanked by crowns and the initials 'G C' stags, fruit baskets with birds and dogs. The inscriptions read 'All You my Friends That now Expect To See A Piece of Work Thus Performed By me/ Cast But A Smile upon my small indever Ile strive To Mind and Be Obedient Ever', 'Then I'll NOT Be proud OF my Youth nor my Beauty sence Both of Them Wither and fade/But Gain a Good name By well Duing my Duty. This will sent Like a Rose When I am dead', ' BLest be the Lord That Sent his Son To take our Flesh and Blood He For our LiVes Gave/UP his own To make our Peace With God. When This You See Remember me Miss Iewel', 'In all Misfortunes this Advantage lies They make us humble and they make us Wise/ Lets bear it calmly Tho' a grievous Woe and still adore The hand that gives the Blow', 'Long Live the King Long LiVe the gracious Queen our grateful Ile PerPetually shall Sing/TransPorted see That She can boast alone the happiest Pair upon the Brightest Throne', 'Let Title Be The name of Thruth This is The Practice of Thy Youth With care ber me/ and court I have This Roat and Finished With a Vurgin Thought. When this you see Remem'. There is a final band inscribed ' Ann Ha Work This In The Fourteenth Year Of Her Age 1762'.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 46 cm
Length: 19 in
Width: 32.25 cm
Width: 13 in

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th Century
Production date: AD 1762 : George III

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk
Canvas

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Woollen border sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, satin, counted satin, encroaching satin and eyelet stitch. There is a double blue line selvedge on both sides, the top and bottom edges are damaged, and the whole sampler is tacked onto a supporting cotton backing.
Embroidering

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.158-1928
Primary reference Number: 110704
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 17 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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