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Sampler: T.11-1939

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Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Bates, Elizabeth

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Border sampler, woollen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, satin, stem, darning and herringbone stitch. The sampler features a strawberry border, repeat border and all over patterns, detached motifs, a verse, an inscription and a pictorial panel.

Border sampler, woollen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, satin, stem, darning and herringbone stitch. There is a selvedge on both sides; the top, which was originally turned under, is damaged and the bottom has been cut. A border of strawberries frames the main body of the sampler on three sides. The upper part is composed of repeat bored and all over patterns, detached motifs, including a fruit tree and two dogs, a verse and the inscription 'Elizabeth Bates Aged 10 Years 1801'. The verse reads ' Tell me ye knowing and discerning/ Where I may find a Friend both firm and true/ Who dares stand by me when in deep DiStreSs/ And then his Love and FriendShip moSt expreSs'. The remainder of the sampler includes a pictorial panel of a female figure in late 18th century costume, detached motifs, a flower and fruit band, a stepped, stylized hill with symmetrically arranged trees, animals and birds.

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Lady St John Hope Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 49 cm
Width: 32 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1939-05-30) by Hope, St John, Lady

Dating

19th Century
Production date: AD 1801 : George III

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk
Wool

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Border sampler, woollen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, satin, stem, darning and herringbone stitch. There is a selvedge on both sides; the top, which was originally turned under, is damaged and the bottom has been cut
Embroidering

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.11-1939
Primary reference Number: 110875
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 17 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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