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Sampler: T.82-1938

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified




Sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in tent, cross, satin and straight stitch. All the edges are turned under and hem stitched. An upper horizontal band contains an alphabet and the inscription 'ANNO 1823 FERDIG D 23 DECER'. There is a lower horizontal floral band. A central wreath contains a group of initials and some detached motifs which include the Temptation of Adam and Eve, the crucifixion, the Spies from Canaan and an Agnus Dei.

Legal notes

Mrs H.A. Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 11.3/4 in
Width: 13.1/2 in

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century
Production date: AD 1823

Materials used in production

loosely woven Linen
polychrome Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in tent, cross, satin and straight stitch. All the edges are turned under and hem stitched.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.82-1938
Primary reference Number: 110813
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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