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Sampler: T.178-1928

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross-stitch. The canvas is divided into 18 horizontal bands some containing pictorial motifs

Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross-stitch. A blank space is left at the top of the sampler. Beneath this the canvas is divided into 18 horizontal bands containing pictorial motifs. 1- tree, large and small lion, 2- Oak tree, parrot on spray of fruit, bird, frog and rabbit, 3- Crucifixion scene, starts, instruments of passion, flower sprigs, 4- pear tree, birds, bear, crayfish, goose, peacock, pelican in her piety, squirrel, turnip, woman spinning, 5- alphabet and numerals, 6- alphabet and numerals, 7- alphabet and Roman numerals, 8- Alphabet and numerals, 9- alphabet and numerals, 10- alphabet and numerals and bands 11 to 18 filled by border designs of decreasing width.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 43.1/2 in
Width: 10.1/8 in

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
After 1701 CE - Before 1800 CE

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Pictorial sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross-stitch

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.178-1928
Primary reference Number: 110724
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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