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Maker:

Billingsley, Elizabeth; maker

Collection:

J.W.L. Glaisher

Category:

embroidery

Name:

sampler

Other Name:

band sampler; category

Date:

1653
Commonwealth

Period:

mid 17th century

Description:

Linen sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in double running, cross, long-armed cross, Montenegrin cross, arrowhead cross, satin and trellis stitch. All four sides are hemmed. There are seventeen bands, mainly floral repeat border patterns,with some geometric horizontal repeat border patterns, one containing 'boxers'. Two bands contain the inscription 'ELIzAbetH BILLINgzley Her/ ZAMPLer FINIzhed the 19 IVLY/1653'.

Production
Place (legacy):

England, production, country
English, nationality

Production
Note:

The sampler may have been worked from both ends

Technique(s):

weaving; whole
embroidering; whole; double running, cross, long-armed cross, Montenegrin cross, arrowhead cross, satin and trellis stitch

Material(s):

linen; whole
silk; whole; polychrome

Technique
Description:

Linen sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in double running, cross, long-armed cross, Montenegrin cross, arrowhead cross, satin and trellis stitch. All four sides are hemmed

Dimension(s):

length, 72, cm
width, 19, cm
length, 29.3/4, in
width, 7.7/8, in

Acquisition:

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

Acquisition Credit:

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Inscription:

name and date; inside two horizontal bands; embroidery; ELIzAbetH BILLINgzley Her/ ZAMPLer FINIzhed the 19 IVLY/1653; embroidered in silk thread; name of maker and date the sampler was completed

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. 6
Publ. no. 13

Accession:

Object Number: T.17-1928
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 110564; input: 2004-11-05; modified: 2013-08-19)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110564





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