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Map Sampler: T.142-1938

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

Map Sampler

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Oval silk map sampler with a linen backing, embroidered with polychrome silks through both layers in back and stem stitch, with French knots and painted details on the figures. The edges are raw. The map depicts the European territories, and the edges of Asia and Africa. Most countries or regions have their names embroidered inside them, as have the seas and oceans. In the right corner a small pictorial piece of embroidery depicts two men, one on a horse the other standing next to it, in front of a classic background. The map is enclosed by a meandering floral border.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Mrs H.A. Longman

Legal notes

Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 21 in
Width: 19.5/8 in

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th Century, Late
George III
Circa 1780 CE - Circa 1790 CE

Components of the work

Max Length 52.5 cm Width 52.5 cm

Materials used in production

backing Linen
green, red, orange, blue, cream, yellow Silk
ground Satin

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Oval silk map sampler with a linen backing, embroidered with polychrome silks through both layers in back and stem stitch, with French knots and painted details on the figures. The edges are raw.
Embroidering
Painting

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.142-1938
Primary reference Number: 110867
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 31 March 2023 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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