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Sampler: T.24-1938

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Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Caney, Mary

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Description

Linen band sampler embroidered with linen in dot, back and double hem stitch; some embroidery in faded yellow silk and a minute quantity of black and red silk in back and filling stitch. All the edges are hemmed and there are picots along the top. Most of the sampler is taken up with horizontal bands of geometric repeats which appear to be composed of single isolated dots. The bottom band depicts a pastoral scene and carries the inscription 'Mary Caney 1710'.

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Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 29.25 cm
Width: 15 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early 18th Century
Production date: AD 1710

Materials used in production

embroidery Silk
ground and embroidery Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen band sampler embroidered with linen in dot, back and double hem stitch; some embroidery in faded yellow silk and a minute quantity of black and red silk in back and filling stitch. All the edges are hemmed and there are picots along the top
Embroidering

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: embroidered in faded yellow silk thread

  • Text: Mary Caney 1710
  • Location: Bottom of sampler in pastoral scene
  • Method of creation: Embroidery
  • Type: Name and date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.24-1938
Primary reference Number: 110755
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 20 July 2021

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

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