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Maker:

Potter, Elizabeth; maker

Collection:

J.W.L. Glaisher

Category:

embroidery

Name:

sampler

Other Name:

whitework sampler; category

Date:

1660
Charles II

Period:

17th Century

Description:

Linen whitework sampler embroidered with linen thread in eyelet, double running, hem, stem and counted satin stitch, cut and drawn work with needle weaving and needlepoint lace filling stitches. There is a selvedge at the top and the other three edges are hemmed. The sampler is worked in fifteen horizontal repeating floral and geometric border patterns with one band of thistle, rose and shamrock patterns in very fine needle lace filling stitches with raised and detached details. The lower three bands contain an alphabet and the inscription '1660, ELIZAbeth Potter'.

Production
Place (legacy):

England, production, country
English, nationality

Technique(s):

weaving; whole
embroidering; whole; eyelet, double running, hem, stem and counted satin stitch
needlepoint (lace); whole; filling stitches
cut and drawn work; whole

Material:

linen; whole

Technique
Description:

Linen whitework sampler embroidered with linen thread in eyelet, double running, hem, stem and counted satin stitch, cut and drawn work with needle weaving and needlepoint lace filling stitches. There is a plain selvedge at the top and the other three edges are hemmed.

Dimension(s):

length, 52.25, cm
width, 19.5, cm
length, 20.1/2, in
width, 7.1/2, in

Acquisition:

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

Acquisition Credit:

Dr J.W.L Glaisher Bequest

Inscription:

date and name; lower three horizontal bands; embroidery; 1660, ELIZAbeth Potter; embroidered in linen thread; year of completion and name of maker

Exhibition(s):

Lace. 1992-06-09 - 1992-09-13
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: Octagon Gallery

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. 7
Publ. pl. 7, no. 18

1992. Lace. The Fitzwilliam Museump. 4

Accession:

Object Number: T.24-1928
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 110571; input: 2004-11-05; modified: 2013-08-19)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110571





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