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Sampler: T.18-1940

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Maker(s)

Eggleston, Elizabeth (Maker)

Description

Band sampler, linen, embroidered in polychrome silks in a variety of stitches. Divided into thirteen horizontal bands featuring inscriptions, narrow repeating border patterns, a flowerpot top left and right and a wider bottom band with a central flowering plant and a balanced arrangement of detached motifs.

Linen bands sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, marking cross, satin, Algerian eye, eyelet, stem, buttonhole and hemstitch. All the edges are hemmed. There is a narrow cross-stitch border which goes all around the sampler. There are thirteen horizontal bands of inscription with various small detached motifs, narrow repeating border patterns, a flowerpot top left and right and a wider bottom band with a central flowering plant and a balanced arrangement of detached motifs. The three inscriptions read 'ALE BLESSED MARY FULL OF GRace/THE LORD REMAiN WITH ThEE/Thou SHaLT CONCEiVE AND BeaR A SON/ OUR SaVOUR FOR TO BE/ THAT WONDERS STRANGE REPLYED ShE/I SHOULD CONCeIVE AND BReeD/ThaT NEAR WAS TOUCH BY ANY MAN/ BUT PURE IN WORD AND DEED', 'ELIZeBeTH EGGLESTON/AGeD 15 AUGUST The 10 1746', ' IF BREATH Was Made For MaN/TO BY The RICh WOULD LIVe/AND Pore WOULD DY'.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Miss Grace Clarke

Measurements and weight

Length: 21 cm
Width: 20 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1940-05) by Clarke, Grace F., Miss

Dating

18th century
Production date: AD 1746 : George II

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen bands sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, marking cross, satin, Algerian eye, eyelet, stem, buttonhole and hemstitch. All the edges are hemmed.
Embroidering

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.18-1940
Primary reference Number: 110883
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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