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Sampler: T.11-1952

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Tipper, M. A.




Marking sampler embroidered with red cotton depicting alphabets, numerals, a verse and an inscription.

Marking sampler embroidered with red cotton in cross and four-sided cross. All the edges are hemmed. The pattern includes a row of alphabets, numerals, abstract and geometric flowers and a verse which reads 'Jesus, permit thy gracious name to stand/ As the first efforts of an infant's hand, / And, while her fingers on the canvas move/Engage her tender thoughts to seek thy love, / With thy dear children let her have a part, / And write thy name thyself, upon her heart'. In the flower band above the verse a bible motif is inserted and we equally find a row of paired initials, whilst below it short bands of repeat motifs take up most the bottom half of the sampler which also contains the inscription 'M.A. Tipper/ orphan house/ North Wing/ Ashley Down/ Bristol/ 1868'.

Legal notes

Lady St John Hope

Measurements and weight

Length: 37.5 cm
Length: 14.3/4 in
Width: 29 cm
Width: 11.1/4 in

Place(s) associated

  • Bristol ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1952-10-23) by Hope, St John, Lady


19th Century, Early#
Production date: AD 1808

Materials used in production

ground Cotton
red Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Marking sampler embroidered with red cotton in cross and four-sided cross. All the edges are hemmed.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.11-1952
Primary reference Number: 110910
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 31 May 2023 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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