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Sampler: T.20-1940

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Maker(s)

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Description

Sampler worked with beads and wool with spot motifs including the Crucifixion, the Instruments of Passion and the Lamb of God.

Linen canvas sampler with a cotton patch, mounted on board. The piece is worked with coloured beads with some later woollen cross-stitch. The edges are bound with silver braid. This sampler is unfinished but most of the spot motifs are in place; many of them are religious including the Crucifixion, the Instruments of Passion and the Lamb of God. Other motifs found on this piece are flower baskets, a version of the temple of Solomon, a wreath, a cockerel and pierced hearts. The inscription 'amitie' is worked in beads inside the roof of the temple. Where the bead background is unfinished, an odd patch has been inserted and some crude woollens cross stitch worked close to the narrow beadwork edge.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Miss Grace Clarke

Measurements and weight

Length: 33.25 cm
Length: 13.3/8 in
Width: 25.25 cm
Width: 10.1/8 in

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

19th century
After 1801 - Before 1901

Materials used in production

beads Glass braid Silver thread ground Cotton ground Linen thread Wool

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen canvas sampler with a cotton patch, mounted on board. The piece is worked with coloured beads with some later woollen cross-stitch. The edges are bound with silver braid.
Braiding Embroidering

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.20-1940
Primary reference Number: 110885
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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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