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Sampler: T.1-1946

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Collins, Caroline (Maker)


Border sampler, wool, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross-stitch. A waved stem, flower bud and leaf border frames the main body of the sampler which comprises four horizontal bands. These include alphabets, numerals, waved stem borders with geometrical flowers, a large crown, a fruit basket, a flower in a two handled vase, a flowering plant in a pot, clipped bushes, the name and date 'Caroline Collins, aged 11, George IV 1820-1830' and the verse 'On Charity/ Charity, decent, modest, easy, kind/Softens the high and rears the abject mind/knows with just reins and gentle hand to guide/Betwixt vile shame and arbitrary pride/Not soon provoked she easily forgives/ and much she suffers as she believes'.

Legal notes

Given by Miss Alice J. Cooke

Measurements and weight

Length: 43.2 cm
Length: 17 in
Width: 40.3 cm
Width: 15.7/8 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1946-07-25) by Cooke, Alice J. Miss


19th century
1820 - 1830

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk Wool

Techniques used in production

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

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.1-1946
Primary reference Number: 110896
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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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