Skip to main content

Sampler: T.90-1938

An image of Sampler

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Colours in this image

Alternative views

Object information

Maker(s)

Unidentified (Production)

Description

Linen sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in damask and pattern darning and tent stitch with applied silver metal wire braid. The edges are covered by gathered pink silk ribbon with silver metal wire trimmings. The sampler is made up of twenty darning rectangles arranged in four horizontal rows of five. they are very varied in style and colour; as well as conventional monochrome damask patterns and the multi-coloured stripes, there are also more complex imitation woven repeat patterns among them. An inscription has been worked in the centre in a mixture of Flemish and Latin which reads 'BH. den 22: ANNO:1760'

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Mrs H.A. Longman

Measurements and weight

Length: 31.5 cm
Length: 12.1/2 in
Width: 36 cm
Width: 14.1/2 in

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th century
Production date: AD 1760

Materials used in production

braiding and trimmings Silver metal wire embroidery Silk ground Linen ribbon Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in damask and pattern darning and tent stitch with applied silver metal wire braid. The edges are covered by gathered pink silk ribbon with silver metal wire trimmings.
Weaving Braiding Embroidering

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: embroidered in pink silk thread

  • Text: BH den 22 MAI ANNO 1760
  • Location: Between the second and third row of squares
  • Method of creation: Embroidery
  • Type: Initials and date

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.90-1938
Primary reference Number: 110821
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Sampler" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110821 Accessed: 2022-05-28 21:52:56

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110821 |title=Sampler |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-05-28 21:52:56|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

                <div class="text-center my-3">
                    <figure class="figure">
                        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/aa/aa22/T_90_1938_20Front.jpg"
                        alt="Sampler"
                        class="img-fluid" />
                        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Sampler</figcaption>
                    </figure>
                </div>
            

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...