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Sampler: T.36-1938

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Reader, Ann




Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, rococo and satin stitch. The sampler is divided into nine horizontal bands. Bands 1 to 8 contain the name 'Ann Reader', date '1753' and the inscription 'ANN READER HER SAMPLER/WROUGHT IN THE NINTH YEAR/OF HER AGE IN THE/YEAR OF OUR LORD 1753/lORD GIVE ME WISDOM/TO DERECT MY WAYS I BEG/NOT RICHES NOR YET LE/ 9th OF DAYS 12345678'. The eight band comprises a crown and flower border design. Clouds, strawberries, a parrot and a flower sprig are placed along the bands.

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Mrs H.A. Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 8.1/2 in
Width: 5.1/8 in

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid
Production date: AD 1753 : george II

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk
unbleached Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, rococo and satin stitch.

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.36-1938
Primary reference Number: 110767
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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