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Sampler: T.15-1938

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Maker(s)

Clay, Mary (Maker)

Description

Band sampler, linen, embroidered with linen thread and polychrome silks in cross, double hem, eyelet hole, satin and needle point lace stitches. The sampler comprises 34 horizontal bands of repeat border patterns, alphabets and inscriptions.

Band sampler, linen, embroidered with linen thread and polychrome silks in cross, double hem, eyelet hole, satin and needle point lace stitches. The sampler comprises 34 horizontal bands of repeat border patterns, alphabets and the inscriptions 'Mary Clay 1696' (the only use of coloured silks on the sampler), and the verse ' Love The Lord and he wi/ll be a tender f/ather vnto thee/ Look well to that the/Takest in hand it/is better worth then h/ouse or land whe/n land is gone and mon/y is spent then l/earning is most e/xcellent two things/ have I required/of thee deny me/them not before r/c move far from mee vanity and/lies give mee neither poverty nor rich/es feed mee wit/h food convenient for m/ee lest I full and deny thee'.

Legal notes

Mrs H.A. Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 68.5 cm
Length: 27 in
Width: 18.1 cm
Width: 7.1/8 in

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

17th Century
Production date: AD 1696 : William and Mary

Materials used in production

bleached Linen polychrome Silk Linen thread

Techniques used in production

Weaving Embroidering

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.15-1938
Primary reference Number: 110746
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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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