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Sampler: T.46-1938

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Stuart, Sarah




Wool, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, satin and stem stitch. There is a selvedge on both sides and the top and bottom are turned under and hem stitched. The upper part of the sampler is composed of horizontal bands of alphabets, numerals and repeat border patterns. The remainder includes a verse which reads 'Exonerate your Mind from Earthly Cares/ Spend each Lords day in Spiritual Affairs/ Such wretched Souls who Squander that away/ Repent it Sorely at their dying Day', symmetrically arranged detached motifs, a house, trees and flower pots and the inscription 'Sarah Stuart, her work, 1798'.


History note: Given to the donor by M.Minet

Legal notes

Mrs H.A. Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 16.3/4 in
Width: 12.3/4 in

Acquisition and important dates

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


Late 18th century
George III
Production date: AD 1798

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Wool, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, satin and stem stitch. There is a selvedge on both sides and the top and bottom are turned under and hem stitched.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.46-1938
Primary reference Number: 110777
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

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

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