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Sampler: T.39-1938

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Alder, Christian Ann




Band sampler, wool, embroidered with black silk thread in cross, eyelet hole and four-sided stitch. The edges are bound with black ribbon. The sampler comprises 14 horizontal bands which are separated by waved lines. The bands include alphabets, numerals, crowns, hearts, crossed swords and the inscription 'Greatness in virtue only's understood None's truly/great that is not truly good. Honour's a god that/none but Fools adore: the Wife have nobler/Happiness in Store. If all Mankind would live in mutual/ Love This World would much resemble that above'.

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Mrs H.A. Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 31.8 cm
Length: 12.1/2 in
Width: 24 cm
Width: 9.1/2 in

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
Production date: AD 1777 : George III

Materials used in production

black Silk thread
black Ribbon

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Band sampler, wool, embroidered with black silk thread in cross, eyelet hole and four-sided stitch

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.39-1938
Primary reference Number: 110770
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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