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Sampler: T.40-1938

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Fuller, Caroline Lepel (Maker)


Bordered sampler, wool, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, satin and stem stitch. The sampler is linen with Brussels net and bound with corded ribbon. A waved stem border, with leaves and tied at the bottom by a bird, frames the main body of the sampler which comprises the inscription 'On the 8th of September 1783/Hibernea's Sons let this Auspicious day/To Bristols Earl your Grateful Tribute pay/Let Irelands Records Consecrate his Name/ Proclaim his worth Immortalize his fame/Whose Gen'rous foul Aspires to make you free/Prevent your Chains and give you Liberty/ Caroline Lepel Fuller 1789/aged 9 years'.


History note: Given to the donor by Joan Evans in 1916

Legal notes

Mrs H.A. Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 30 cm
Length: 11.3/4 in
Width: 26.8 cm
Width: 10.1/2 in

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th century
Production date: AD 1789 : George III

Materials used in production

golden brown Corded ribbon polychrome Silk Wool Brussels net

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Border sampler, wool, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, satin and stem stitch
Embroidering Lining (material) Binding

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.40-1938
Primary reference Number: 110771
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 20 July 2021

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

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