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Sampler: T.15-1939

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Brady, Jane




Darning sampler, linen, embroidered with light brown silk. The edges are turned under and stitched. The sampler comprises five examples of pattern or damask darning, and the inscription 'Jane Brady Ackworth School 1785'. Ackworth was a Quaker boarding school founded in 1779.

Legal notes

Given by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Length: 21.9 cm
Length: 8.5/8 in
Width: 21.6 cm
Width: 8.1/2 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1939-07-01) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


18th Century
Production date: AD 1785 : George III

Materials used in production

light brown (possibly faded from pink or red) Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Darning sampler, linen, embroidered with light brown silk. The edges are turned under and stitched.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.15-1939
Primary reference Number: 110878
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 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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