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Sampler: T.96-1938

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Current Location: In storage

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Production: Unidentified

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Description

Linen band sampler embroidered with linen and polychrome silk threads in chain, feather, cross, long-armed cross, and whipped running stitch with French knots. All the edges are hemmed. Most of the sampler is worked in traditional horizontal motifs of stylized flowers, some arcaded some not. The bottom part however, which is separated from the top part by an alphabet and the inscription 'GRS 1719', is exclusively worked in French knots. A wide band at the bottom is filled with detached flower and bird motifs, two corner motifs and a pierced heart and a coronet within a wreath.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Mrs H.A. Longman

Measurements and weight

Length: 92.25 cm
Length: 37 in
Width: 19.5 cm
Width: 7.3/4 in

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th Century
Production date: AD 1719

Materials used in production

ground and thread Linen
thread Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen band sampler embroidered with linen and polychrome silk threads in chain, feather, cross, long-armed cross, and whipped running stitch with French knots. All the edges are hemmed.
Embroidering

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: the initials are embroidered in light pink silk thread, the date in blue silk thread

  • Text: G.R.S. 1719
  • Location: In horizontal band towards th bottom of the sampler
  • Method of creation: Embroidery
  • Type: Initials and date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.96-1938
Primary reference Number: 110827
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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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