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Sampler: T.65-1938

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Wood, Mary




Pictorial sampler, wool, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross-stitch, lined with Brussels net and bound with dark red ribbon. A spiral design border frames the main body of the sampler which comprises two sections. The top section has the Crucifixion of Christ, two female figures, two thieves and headed by the inscription ' (Look) with humility' worked. The bottom section is taken up with a square puzzle of 23*23 letters. The instruction above reads 'Begin to read at the J in the centre'. In doing so one reads Jesus Christ can save us now'. To the left and right plants, one in a vase the other in a two handed basket are worked.


History note: Given to the donor by M.Minet in 1923

Legal notes

Mrs H.A. Longman bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 22.5 cm
Length: 8.7/8 in
Width: 21.2 cm
Width: 8.3/8 in

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century
Production date: AD 1842 : Queen Victoria

Materials used in production

dark red Ribbon
polychrome Silk
Brussels net

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Border sampler, wool, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross-stitch, lined with Brussels net and bound with dark red ribbon
Lining (material)

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.65-1938
Primary reference Number: 110796
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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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