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Sampler: T.44-1938

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Hall, Eliza




Cotton band sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross-stitch. The edges are bound with green watered silk ribbon. The sampler is worked horizontally with repeating floral border patterns at the top and bottom and three small geometric border patterns making sections containing an alphabet, numerals 1-13, a verse and an inscription. They read 'Virtue/Virtue's the greatest beauty of the mind/ The noblest ornament of human kind/ Virtue's our safeguard our guiding star/ That stir's up reason when our senses err. Eliza Hall Chip. norton Iuly 23 1795'.

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Mrs H.A. Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 13.75 cm
Length: 5.1/2 in
Width: 13.25 cm
Width: 5.1/4 in

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
Production date: AD 1795 : George III

Materials used in production

polychrome thread Silk
ribbon Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Cotton band sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross-stitch. The edges are bound with green watered silk ribbon.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.44-1938
Primary reference Number: 110775
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 17 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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