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Sampler: T.61-1938

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Evans, Elizabeth (Maker)


Bordered sampler, wool, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, eyelet hole, hem and four-sided stitch. A border formed by three lines of cross-stitch frames the main body of the sampler which comprises nine horizontal bands. The bands include alphabets, numerals, crowns and coronets, star motifs, a fruit basket, a bird, a peacock, a star a tree, the name and date 'Elizabeth Evans 183?' and the inscription 'Rejoice O Young man in thy youth/And let thy heart cheer thee in the days/ of thy youth and walk in the ways of/thine heart and in the sight of thine eyes/But know thou that all these things/God will bring thee into judgement'.


History note: Purchased from Mr. Lawrence of Wandsworth 1899'.

Legal notes

Mrs H.A. Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 32.7 cm
Length: 12.7/8 in
Width: 30.1 cm
Width: 11.7/8 in

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th century
1830 - 1839

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk Wool

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Border sampler, wool, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, eyelet hole, hem and four-sided stitch

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.61-1938
Primary reference Number: 110792
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 20 July 2021

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

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