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Sampler: T.49-1938

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Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Jefferis, Jane

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Sampler, wool, embroidered with silk and wool thread in cross-stitch. A repeating border pattern surrounds the sampler, which features two kneeling figures placed either side of an arch, a version of the Ten Commandments, the Lord's Prayer and an inscription.

Woollen sampler embroidered with silk and wool thread in cross-stitch. There is a double blue line selvedge at the to and bottom; the sides are hemmed. A repeating border pattern surrounds the sampler. At the top there are two kneeling figures placed either side of an arch with flowering rose sprays. Beneath this is a version of the Ten Commandments: 'THE/Ten Commandments/From Sinai thus the Lord to Israel Spoke/Twas I that freed thy neck from Egypts yoke/ Have ye no other Gods but only me Before no helples/Idol Bow thy Knee. Thou shalt not take Gods holy name/In vain. nor thou not thine the Sabbath day Prophane/Honour thy parents that thou long mayst Live. Thou/Shalt not kill nor take the Life I give Pollute thy soul/ With no Adulterous one Stain. thou shalt not steal For/Curst is the Lawless Gain. With Candour judge false/Witness bear gainst none. Nor envying covet what is/Not thine own'. This inscription is followed by the Lord's Prayer and another inscription which reads 'This Sampler Done by me Iane Iefferis In The Year/Of Our LORD. 1799 February Aged 9 Years and/2 months'. On either side of the final line there are hearts and lozenges motifs.

Legal notes

Mrs H.A. Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 34.5 cm
Length: 13.3/8 in
Width: 19 cm
Width: 7.3/4 in

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th century
Production date: AD 1799 : George III

Materials used in production

ground and thread Wool
polychrome thread Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Woollen sampler embroidered with silk and wool thread in cross-stitch. There is a double blue line selvedge at the to and bottom; the sides are hemmed. A repeating border pattern surrounds the sampler.
Embroidering

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.49-1938
Primary reference Number: 110780
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 17 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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