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Sampler: T.102-1938

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Maker(s)

Unidentified (Production)

Description

Linen spot motif sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in long-armed cross-stitch, cross and satin stitch with a little silver metal thread laid and couched. All three edges are hemmed. The sampler is vaguely arranged in horizontal bands mostly containing detached motifs including a large central male figure around which are arranged patterns such as a lobster, a cockerel, a duck, a peacock, a table and chairs, a pierced heart, a wreath containing the inscription 'SEL 1771' and some geometrically worked squares. The two bottom bands contain figures and animals, including a peacock, two facing birds flanking a flower, a tree, a small deer, a cabinet and what looks like a group of three travellers.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Mrs H.A. Longman

Measurements and weight

Length: 50.5 cm
Length: 20.1/4 in
Width: 25.7 cm
Width: 10.1/4 in

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th century
Production date: AD 1771

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

blue, yellow, red, pink, brown, green, orange Silk Linen Silver metal thread

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen motif sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in long-armed cross-stitch, cross and satin stitch with a little silver metal thread laid and couched. All three edges are hemmed.
Embroidering Couching (embroidering)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: embroidered in faded pink silk thread

  • Text: S.E.L. 1771
  • Location: Inside a wreath in the upper part of the sampler
  • Method of creation: Embroidery
  • Type: Initials and date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.102-1938
Primary reference Number: 110833
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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

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