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Sampler: T.33-1938

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Stephenson, Elizabeth




Band sampler, linen, embroidered with blue silk thread in cross, eyelet hole and hemstitch. The sampler is made up of three sections; the top section contains a narrow border design with an alphabet worked below it. The second section consists of an inscription of four verses and a band of five crowns and coronets; the third section contains the name 'Elizabeth Stephenson', the date '1739' and above this a heart is worked, below it a crown. The verses in the second section read 'Death cannot make our Souls afraid/ if God be with us there:/we may wilk thro'her darkeSt Sha/ and never yield to Fear', 'I could renounce my All below/if my Creator bid/and run if I were call'd to go/and die as MoSes did', 'Might I but climb to PiSagh's Top/and view the promised Land/My FleSh itself Should long to drop/ and pray for the command', 'ClaSpt in my heavnly Father's arms/I would forget my Breath/and loSe my Life among the Charms/ Of so Divine a Death'.


History note: Purchased by the donor from Miss Culter, 1897

Legal notes

Mrs H.A. Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 41 cm
Width: 22.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
Production date: AD 1739 : George II

Materials used in production

blue Silk
unbleached Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Band sampler, linen, embroidered with blue silk thread in cross, eyelet hole and hemstitch

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.33-1938
Primary reference Number: 110764
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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