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Sampler: T.5-1938

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Maker(s)

Calthorpe, Elizabeth (Production)

Description

Linen band sampler worked with polychrome silks and silver metal thread in cross, Montenegrin cross, satin, eyelet, trellis, Rumanian, split, rococo, and stem stitch with some bullion knots and couching. There is a plain selvedge at the top and the other edges are hemmed. The sampler is divided into eight horizontal bands with repeating floral border patterns with an upper pictorial section depicting the sacrifice of Isaac. The upper bands also include an alphabet, numerals 1-9 and the inscription ' ELIZABETH CALTHORPE 1656'

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Mrs H.A. Longman

Measurements and weight

Length: 44 cm
Length: 17.1/2 in
Width: 19.5 cm
Width: 7.1/2 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938) by Longman, H. A., Mrs

Dating

Mid 17th century
Production date: AD 1656 : Commonwealth

Note

The pictorial section is probably based on an engraving by Gerard de Jode (1521-1591) after Martin de Vos (1531-1603) published in the 'Thesaurus sacrarum historiae Veteris Testamenti, Antwerp 1585'

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk Linen Silver metal thread

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen band sampler worked with polychrome silks and silver metal thread in cross, Montenegrin cross, satin, eyelet, trellis, Rumanian, split, rococo, and stem stitch with some bullion knots and couching. There is a plain selvedge at the top and the other edges are hemmed.
Embroidering Couching (embroidering)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: embroidered in polychrome silks

  • Text: ELIZABETH CALTHORPE 1656
  • Location: Upper bands of the sampler
  • Method of creation: Embroidery
  • Type: Name and date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.5-1938
Primary reference Number: 110736
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 17 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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