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Sampler: T.160-1928

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Dobson, Anna Maria




Bordered sampler, canvas, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, eyelet hole and satin stitch. A floral border frames the main body of the sampler which comprises 11 horizontal bands. These include an alphabet, numerals, repeat border patterns, a flowering tree, a bush, an urn of flowers, a vase of flowers, a bird and the inscriptions ' On wisdom/Wisdom the greatest Blessing from above/ sent to mankind by god in his great Love/Directs the Youth to Knowledge the (n to) Peace/So leads to solid Joys that never Cease', 'Let me be wise in youth O lord that so/I Safe may Tread the way I Ought to Go/Lead me and Learn me what is right and Just/For in thy Help, my God I place my Trust', 'Ecclesiastes c.XII VI', 'Greatness in Virtue only's understood/None's truly great that is not truly good', and 'Anna Maria Dobson Her Work/Finish'd in the Eleventh Year of Her/ Age 1773'.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 68.6 cm
Length: 1'3 in
Width: 63.5 cm
Width: 1'1 in

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th century
Production date: AD 1773 : George III

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Border sampler, wool, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, eyelet hole and satin stitch.

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.160-1928
Primary reference Number: 110706
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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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