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Sampler: T.77-1938

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Bowie, Jessie




Bordered sampler, coarse linen, embroidered with polychrome woollen threads in cross-stitch. A waved stem and ;leaf border frames the main body of the sampler. Within it at the top there are six horizontal bands with alphabets, numerals and the initials 'PB, RR AR, BR WB, JB, ME, PB', and border designs. Below these bands sits a large red house with a gated fence and flanked on both sides by a flowering plant, a bird and a tree.

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Mrs H.A. Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 17½ in
Width: 12.3/4 in

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century, second quarter#
Production date: AD 1833

Materials used in production

coarse and unbleached Linen
polychrome Wool

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Coarse linen, embroidered with polychrome woollen threads in cross-stitch.

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.77-1938
Primary reference Number: 110808
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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

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