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Maker:

Unidentified; production

Collection:

J.W.L. Glaisher

Category:

embroidery

Name:

sampler

Other Name:

band sampler; category

Date:

1663
Charles II

Period:

17th Century

Description:

Linen, yellow, band sampler embroidered with linen thread in hem, counted satin, double running, eyelet and overcast stitch with small cut-work panels of needlepoint lace filling stitches. There is a plain selvedge at the bottom; the other three edges are hemmed. The bands consist mainly of repeat geometric border patterns. There are two alphabets, numerals 1-9, small detached motifs at the bottom with the inscription ' DB 1663' and a small panel of cutwork.

Production
Place (legacy):

England, production, country
English, nationality

Technique(s):

weaving; whole; ground
embroidering; whole; hem, counted satin, double running, eyelet and overcast stitch
cut- work; whole; panels

Material(s):

linen; whole; yellow
linen; whole; thread

Technique
Description:

Linen band sampler embroidered with linen thread in hem, counted satin, double running, eyelet and overcast stitch with small cut-work panels of needlepoint lace filling stitches. There is a plain selvedge at the bottom; the other three edges are hemmed.

Dimension(s):

length, 44.5, cm
width, 18.5, cm
length, 18.1/8, in
width, 7.5/8, in

Acquisition:

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

Acquisition Credit:

DR J.W.L Glaisher Bequest

Inscription:

initials and date; bottom of the sampler; embroidery; DB 1663; embroidered in line thread; initials of the maker and year of completion

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. 7
Publ. No. 20

Accession:

Object Number: T.29-1928
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 110576; input: 2004-11-05; modified: 2013-08-19)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110576