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Sampler: T.9-1939

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

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Description

Border sampler, wool, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross-stitch. A flower and bud border frames the main body of the sampler, which includes a religiuos verse and detached motifs.

Border sampler, wool, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross-stitch. A flower and bud border frames the main body of the sampler, which is mostly taken up by an inscription. This reads 'Jesus my blood and righteousness/ My beauty are my glorious dress/Midst flaming worlds in these arrayd/ With joy shall I lift up my head/ When from the dust of earth I rise/ To claim my mansion in the skies/ even then shall this be all my plea/ Jesus that lived and died for me/ And now my soul another year/ of thy short life is past/I cannot long continue here/ And this may be my last/ Another six days work is done/ another Sabbath is begun/ return my soul enjoy thy rest/ improve the day thy God has Blessd'. Below this sits a symmetrical arrangement of motifs centred around a crown, a vase of flowers and a fruit basket. To the left and right birds, crowns, a flowering plant, hearts and stags are worked.

Notes

History note: Baltimore, USA

Legal notes

Given by Lady St John Hope

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1939-04-30) by Hope, St John, Lady

Dating

19th Century
After 1801 CE - Before 1900 CE

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk
worsted Wool

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Border sampler, wool, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross-stitch.
Embroidering

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Jesus my blood and righteousness/ My beauty are my glorious dress/Midst flaming worlds in these arrayd/ With joy shall I lift up my head/ When from the dust of earth I rise/ To claim my mansion in the skies/ even then shall this be all my plea/ Jesus that lived and died for me/ And now my soul another year/ of thy short life is past/I cannot long continue here/ And this may be my last/ Another six days work is done/ another Sabbath is begun/ return my soul enjoy thy rest/ improve the day thy God has Blessd
  • Location: As part of decoration
  • Method of creation: Embroidered
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.9-1939
Primary reference Number: 110873
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 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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