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Sampler: T.34-1938

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French, Mary (Maker)


Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, and eyelet hole stitch. The upper 18 cm are inscribed with 8 lines with a border design separating each one from the next. A crown is worked as a line ending. The lower 26.5 cm is comprised of a long central octagonal panel, which includes a name and date; surrounding it a symmetrical arrangement of motifs including a fruit basket, crowns and coronets, flower sprigs, strawberries and flower vases. The inscriptions on the sampler read 'O all ye nations of the wor/ld praise ye the Lord all wa/y and all ye people every/ where set forth his noble/praise for great his kindness/ is to (vs) his trv/th doth not de/cay where fore praise ye the', and ' Mary/French end/ed this work/in the tenth ye/ar of her age o/ne thovsand se/ven hvndred for/ty one in the f/ourteen th/year of t/he r kg2


History note: Purchased by the donor from Miss Culter, london, 1899

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Mrs H.A. Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 44.7 cm
Width: 20.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th century
Production date: AD 1741 : George II

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, and eyelet hole stitch

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.34-1938
Primary reference Number: 110765
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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