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Sampler: T.121-1938

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Sanchez, Antonia

Entities

  • Sampler
  • Category: Pictorial and spot motif sampler

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Description

Pictorial and spot motif sampler embroidered with polychrome silks with a densely worked motif of flowers, animals and a large central Monogram of Our lady.

Linen sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in buttonhole, chain, fishbone, and stem stitch with laid and couched work and French knots. All hedges are hemmed and trimmed with pink and blue silk ribbon, bobbin lace and incomplete silk bows. The densely worked sampler is divided in three large sections. The top section contains the Monogram of Our Lady surrounded by stylized floral sprays, pots and birds, the second the armorial bearings of the Order of the Carmelite nuns and those of the Inquisition flanked by two exotic birds,one the Quetzel the national symbol of Guatamala, a unicorn and deer, and the third a scene of a large animal and a man holding a sword. The thin horizontal band between the second and third panel contains the inscription ' LOHIZO ANTONIA SANCHEZ ANO DEL 1738'.

Legal notes

Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 102 cm
Length: 41 in
Width: 38 cm
Width: 15 in

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th Century, Mid
Production date: AD 1738

Note

The large green and red bird, a Quetzel, is the national symbol of Guatemala which confirms the samplers colonial origins. Antonia Sanchez was born in 1728 in Quezaltenango, and married in 1742 at the age of 14.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Border composed of silk ribbon ( blue) bobbin lace

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk
Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen band sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in buttonhole, chain, fishbone, and stem stitch with laid and couched work and French knots. All hedges are hemmed and trimmed with pink and blue silk ribbon, bobbin lace and incomplete silk bows.
Embroidering
Bobbin lace

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: LOHIZO ANTONIA SANCHEZ ANO DEL 1738
  • Location: Lower half of the sampler
  • Method of creation: Embroidered in light pink silk thread
  • Type: Name and date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.121-1938
Primary reference Number: 110852
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 17 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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