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Maker:

Fisher, Rebekah; maker

Collection:

J.W.L. Glaisher

Category:

embroidery

Name:

sampler

Other Name:

band sampler; category

Date:

1648

Period:

mid 17th century

Description:

Linen band sampler worked with polychrome silks in double running, chain, cross, Montenegrin cross, satin, and trellis stitch with bullion knots and woven bosses. The selvedges are plain at the top and bottom and the sides are hemmed. There are sixteen bands of mainly floral horizontal repeating border patterns; the sixth includes 'boxers'. The lower three contain an alphabet and the inscription '1648/ REBEKAH FISHER WI'.

Production
Place (legacy):

England, production, country
English, nationality

Technique(s):

weaving; whole
embroidering; whole; double running, chain, cross, Montenegrin cross, satin, and trellis stitch with bullion knots and woven bosses

Material(s):

linen; whole; unbleached
silk; whole; polychrome

Technique
Description:

Linen band sampler worked with polychrome silks in double running, chain, cross, Montenegrin cross, satin, and trellis stitch with bullion knots and woven bosses. The selvedges are plain at the top and bottom and the sides are hemmed.

Dimension(s):

length, 88.75, cm
width, 20.5, cm
length, 37, in
width, 8, in

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1928-12-07; Glaisher, J.W.L., Dr

Acquisition Credit:

Dr J.W.L Glaisher Bequest

Inscription:

date and name; bottom bands of the sampler; embroidery; 1648/ REBEKAH FISHER WI; embroidered in silk thread; year of completion and name of maker

Exhibition(s):

English Samplers at the Fitzwilliam. 1984-07-10 - 1984-09-14
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: Octagon Gallery

Documentation:

Humphrey, Carol. 1984. English Samplers at the Fitzwilliam.Cambridge (Cambs.): The Fitzwilliam Museump. 5
Publ. no.10

Accession:

Object Number: T.6-1928
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 110553; input: 2004-11-05; modified: 2013-06-03)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110553





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