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Sampler: T.25-1945

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Maker(s)

Benjamin, R. (Maker)

Description

Sampler, wool, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross and satin stitch. A floral border encloses two sections. The top one contains motifs arranged symmetrically around a hill with two trees and three classical colonnades. The lower section includes similar motifs arranged around a depiction of the Temptation of Adam and Eve with a hymn above and an inscription beneath

Sampler, wool, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross and satin stitch. There is a selvedge on both sides, the top is turned under and stitched and the bottom is cut. A floral border encloses two sections. The top one contains motifs arranged symmetrically around a hill with two trees and three classical colonnades. The lower section includes similar motifs arranged around a depiction of the Temptation of Adam and Eve with a hymn above and an inscription beneath. The inscription reads' How chearful along the gay mead/The daisy and cowslip appear/ The flocks as thay carelelsly feed/Rejoice in the spring of the year/The myrtles that shade the gay bower/ The herbage that springs from the sod/ Trees plants cooling fruits and sweet flowers' and the hymn reads ' All raise to the praise of my God/ Direct my ways Lord all my days/ Shall man the great master of all/The only insensible prove/A Hymn/ Forbid it fair gratitudes call/ Forbid it Devotion and love/ The lord who such wonders could raise/ And still can destroy with a nod/ My lips shall inceSsently praise/My soul Shall be rapt in my God./ Redeem the time/ R.Benjamin'.

Notes

History note: Formerly in the collection of Miss Grace Clarke

Legal notes

Given by Louis Colville Gray Clarke

Measurements and weight

Length: 16.1/4 in
Width: 12.3/4 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1945-07-24) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray

Dating

19th century
After 1801 CE - Before 1900 CE

Materials used in production

black, blue, brown, buff, green, red, white Silk Wool

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Sampler, wool, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross and satin stitch. There is a selvedge on both sides, the top is turned under and stitched and the bottom is cut.
Embroidering

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.25-1945
Primary reference Number: 110895
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 20 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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