Skip to main content

Sampler: T.40-1938

An image of Sampler

Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Colours in this image

Alternative views

Object information

Maker(s)

Fuller, Caroline Lepel (Maker)

Description

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'.

Notes

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

Dating

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

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.40-1938
Primary reference Number: 110771
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 20 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Sampler" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110771 Accessed: 2022-05-28 21:19:43

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110771 |title=Sampler |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-05-28 21:19:43|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

                <div class="text-center my-3">
                    <figure class="figure">
                        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/aa/aa36/T_40_1938_1_201701_kly25_dc2.jpg"
                        alt="Sampler"
                        class="img-fluid" />
                        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Sampler</figcaption>
                    </figure>
                </div>
            

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...