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Sampler: T.167-1928

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Maker(s)

Maker: Culley, Mary

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Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross and satin stitch. There is a selvedge at the top and bottom and the sides are turned under and stitched. The sampler comprises of horizontal bands of repeat border patterns, a double alphabet, numerals and an inscription which includes the name Mary Culley and date 1790.

Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross and satin stitch. There is a selvedge at the top and bottom and the sides are turned under and stitched. The sampler comprises of horizontal bands of repeat border patterns, a double alphabet, numerals and an inscription which reads ' you soon will improve if learning you love, be you to others kind and true as youd have others be to you and neither do not say to men whater you would not take again fear god and honour the king, love god alone all things above and as thyself thy neighbor love duty fear and love we owe to god above', 'Mary Culley is my name and England is my nation finchamstead is my dwelling plase and Christ is my salvation finishd in the 11 year of my age in the year 1790. Thanks to Mr Saint John for giving me schooling and i hope to return it by improveing god save the church our king'. There is also a wide band with floral and figurative detached motifs including lions, on either side of a building.

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Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 17 in
Width: 11.1/4 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

polychrome Silk
unbleached Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross and satin stitch. There is a selvedge at the top and bottom and the sides are turned under and stitched.
Embroidering

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.167-1928
Primary reference Number: 110713
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 September 2019 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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