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Sampler: T.166-1928

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Maker(s)

Seaton, Ann (Maker)

Description

Woollen map sampler embroidered with polychrome wool threads in cross, double back and satin stitch. The bottom edge is raw; the other edges are turned under. Lines of double backstitch in three colours frame a map sampler of England and Wales. The counties and main towns are marked, as are the neighbouring parts of Ireland, Scotland, France and the Channel Isles. A compass point is worked to the lower left of the map and a very worn inscription on the bottom right reads 'Ann Seaton Lincoln 1790'.

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 52 cm
Length: 21 in
Width: 47.75 cm
Width: 19.5/8 in

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th century
Production date: AD 1790 : George III

Materials used in production

ground and coloured thread Wool

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Woollen map sampler embroidered with polychrome wool threads in cross, double back and satin stitch. The bottom edge is raw; the other edges are turned under.
Embroidering

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.166-1928
Primary reference Number: 110712
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 20 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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