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Maker:

Unknown; production

Collection:

J.W.L. Glaisher

Category:

embroidery

Name:

sampler

Other Name:

spot motif sampler; category

Date:

after 1601 before 1701

Period:

17th Century

Description:

Linen sampler embroidered with coloured silk threads worked in tent, cross, rice, double running, faggot, rococo and Hungarian stitch. There is a single blue selvedge at the top and bottom and the sides are hemmed. About thirty detached geometric and floral motifs and all-over patterns, including one of a squirrel and strawberries.

Production
Place (legacy):

England, production, country
English, nationality

Technique(s):

weaving; whole
embroidering; whole; tent, cross, rice, double running, faggot, rococo and Hungarian stitch

Material(s):

linen; whole
silk; whole

Technique
Description:

Linen sampler embroidered with coloured silk threads worked in tent, cross, rice, double running, faggot, rococo and Hungarian stitch. There is a single blue selvedge at the top and bottom and the sides are hemmed.

Dimension(s):

length, 52, cm
width, 21.25, cm
length, 21.1/4, in
width, 8.3/4, in

Acquisition:

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

Acquisition Credit:

Dr J.W.L Glaisher Bequest

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. 2
Publ. no. 3

Ashton, Leigh. 1926. Samplers.Plymouth: The Mayflower Press

Accession:

Object Number: T.10-1928
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 110557; input: 2004-11-05; modified: 2013-06-03)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110557





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