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Sampler: T.35-1938

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Bland, Rebekah




Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks and metal thread in cross, eyelet hole and satin stitch. The sampler comprises 11 horizontal bands which include alphabets, crows, coronets, hearts, repeat border patterns, trees, dogs, a church, a woman and man, a black boy, the name Rebekah Bland', the date '1740', and the inscription 'Tis happiness To Be Both Good & Great/In Riches No ASsurance is/And Pleasure Yields Uncertain Bliss/But Wise Are They Who Careful Be/To Gain a Good Eternity/ for Tho Our Days Uncertain are/The Work Must Be Completed here'.

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Mrs H.A. Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 38 cm
Width: 22.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
Possibly 1740 - Possibly 1742

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk
unbleached Linen
Metal thread

Techniques used in production

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

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.35-1938
Primary reference Number: 110766
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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