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Sampler: T.21-1940

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Haines, Esther




Border sampler, wool, embroidered with polychromes silks in cross-stitch. A carnation border frames the main body of the sampler which comprises the Temptation of Adam and Eve, windmills, flowering trees, birds, angles, the Spies of Canaan, flowers, a house, a ship, a man, a boy, a dog, the sun, moon and stars, a house and garden and the inscription 'Esther Haines aged 11 years 1822'.

Legal notes

Given by The Friends of The Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Length: 50.8 cm
Length: 20 in
Width: 49.5 cm
Width: 19.1/2 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1940-11-08) by Clarke, Grace F., Miss


19th Century
Production date: AD 1822 : George IV

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Border sampler, wool, embroidered with polychromes silks in cross-stitch

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.21-1940
Primary reference Number: 110886
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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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