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Sampler: T.59-1938

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Lee, Rachel




Bordered sampler, wool, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross-stitch. The edges are bound with a dark red ribbon. The main part of the sampler is framed by a rosebud and pansy border with strawberries in the corners. The upper portion features a pastoral scene, including a hill, trees, birds, a farmhouse, a windmill and cows. The remainder of the sampler is taken up by a verse framed by symmetrically arranged detached motifs. The verse reads 'Jesus permit thy gracious name to stand/As the First efforts of an Infants Hand/And while my Fingers on the Canvas Move/Engage my sinful Heart to seek thy Love/ With thy dear children Lord give me a part/ And write thy Image on my Heart/ Rachel Lee Aged 11/1821'

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Mrs H.A. Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 16 in
Width: 13.1/8 in

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century
Production date: AD 1821 : George IV

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Border sampler, wool, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross-stitch. The edges are bound with a dark red ribbon.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.59-1938
Primary reference Number: 110790
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 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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