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Sampler: T.87-1938

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified


  • Sampler
  • Category: band and spot motif sampler



Band sampler, linen, embroidered with silk thread in back, cross and eyelet hole stitch. The top is filled with five bands of alphabets, below this about thirty detached motifs including figures, animals, birds, a church, a farmhouse, flowers a pump, furniture and a seated figure are worked. Across the bottom another ten designs are arranged to form a rural scene.


History note: Purchased in Leeuwarden and given to the donor by Mary Minet. Exhibited at the Fine Art Society

Legal notes

Mrs H.A. Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 14 in
Width: 23.1/2 in

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
Production date: AD 1744

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Weaving : Band sampler, linen, embroidered with silk thread in back, cross and eyelet hole stitch

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: embroidered in silk thread witha coronet above them

  • Text: IB
  • Method of creation: Embroidery
  • Type: Initials

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.87-1938
Primary reference Number: 110818
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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