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Sampler: T.143-1938

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Maker(s)

Le Gay, Fanny (Maker)

Description

Rectangular map sampler, fine cotton embroidered with polychrome silks in cross-stitch. The sampler is edged with cotton tape. The map depicts the European continent and the edges of the neighbouring territories of Asia and Africa. As well as national boundaries of the era, major towns, rivers, seas and mountain ranges are included. The whole set on a marked grid of the lines of latitude and longitude. a rectangular panel in the left-hand corner encloses the inscription 'Carte d'Europe Presentée A.M. Le comte Fourcroy Conseilleur d'état à vie, directeur 9th de Instruction Publique, Membre de l'Institut etc. 1809'. A smaller panel in the bottom left corner reads ' Fanny Le Gay (de Rouen) fecit. The map is framed by a stylized scroll and leaf border.

Legal notes

Mrs H.A Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 64 cm
Length: 23.3/8 in
Width: 77 cm
Width: 28.1/2 in

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early 19th Century
Production date: AD 1809

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk Cotton gauze

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Square map sampler in cotton gauze embroidered with polychrome silks in cross-stitch. The sampler is edged with cotton tape.
Embroidering

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: embroidered in mustard yellow silk thread

  • Text: Carte d'Europe Presentée A.M. Le comte Fourcroy Conseilleur d'état à vie, directeur 9th de Instruction Publique, Membre de l'Institut etc. 1809
  • Location: Inside panel in top left part of the sampler
  • Method of creation: Embroidery
  • Type: Dedication and date

Inscription present: embroidered in mustard yellow silk thread

  • Text: Fanny Le Gay (de Rouen) fecit
  • Location: Bottom left corner inside a small panel
  • Method of creation: Embroidery
  • Type: Name

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.143-1938
Primary reference Number: 110868
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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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