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Sampler: T.12-1952

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Bowteff, Hannah




Woollen border sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, Florentine and counted satin stitch. All the edges are bound with linen tape. A border of zigzags enclosing octagons and hearts surrounds the sampler. At the top there is an inscription which reads ' HAVERHILL SCHOOL' and at the bottom 'Hannah 1812 Bowtell'. A small geometric border pattern frames the verse ' Then will I set my Heart to find/ Inward Adornings of the Mind/ Knowledge and Virtue Truth and Grace/ These are the Robes of richest Dress/ no more shall Worms with me compare/ this is the Raiment Angels wear'. Below the verse a central motif of a vase of flowers with on either side a crown, birds, fruit baskets and flower sprays is worked.

Legal notes

Lady St John Hope Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 29 cm
Length: 11.1/2 in
Width: 32.5 cm
Width: 12.5/8 in

Place(s) associated

  • Haverhill ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

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


19th Century
Production date: AD 1812 : George III

Materials used in production

ground Wool
polychrome Silk
tape Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Woollen border sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, Florentine and counted satin stitch. All the edges are bound with linen tape

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.12-1952
Primary reference Number: 110911
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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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