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Sampler: T.62-1938

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Bird, Hannah




Bordered sampler, wool, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, eyelet hole and satin stitch and bound with a dark green ribbon. A stylized flower and leaf border frames the main body of the sampler which comprises a vertical band of a repeat border pattern, a house, two birds on the roof, two in flight above, a garden with a lawn, a fence, a butterfly, the name and date 'Hannah Bird September 8 1834', and the inscription 'TRue Peace/ lord it is not life to live/ If thy presence thou deny/Lord if thou thy presence give/Tis no longer death to die/ Source and giver of repose/ singly from thy smile it flows/ peace and happiness are thine/ Mine they are if thou art mine/I shall be satisfied when I awake with thy likeness/ Ps 17.15'.


History note: Purchased by the donor from Miss Culter in 1898

Legal notes

Mrs H.A. Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 42.8 cm
Length: 16.7/8 in
Width: 32.7 cm
Width: 12.7/8 in

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th century
Production date: AD 1834 : William IV

Materials used in production

dark green Ribbon
polychrome Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Border sampler, wool, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, eyelet hole and satin stitch and bound with a dark green ribbon

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.62-1938
Primary reference Number: 110793
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 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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