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Maker:

Seward, Eliabeth; maker

Collection:

J.W.L. Glaisher

Category:

embroidery

Name:

sampler

Other Name:

band sampler; category

Date:

1668
Charles II

Period:

17th Century

Description:

Band sampler, yellow linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in double running, cross and filling stitches with detached needle lace stitches. There is a selvedge to the bottom edge, the other edges are turned under and stitched. The sampler comprises 12 horizontal bands of repeat geometric and stylized floral and figurative patterns, two alphabets, the date '1668' and the inscription 'ELIZABETH SEWARD'.

Production
Place (legacy):

England, production, country
English, nationality

Technique(s):

weaving; whole
embroidering; whole; double running, cross and filling stitches

Material(s):

linen; whole; yellow
silk; whole; polychrome

Technique
Description:

tBand sampler, yellow linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in double running, cross and filling stitches with detached needle lace stitches. There is a selvedge to the bottom edge, the other edges are turned under and stitched.

Dimension(s):

length, 33.1/4, 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):

Samplers. 1993-06-15 - 1993-09-26
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: Octagon Gallery

Documentation:

Humphrey, Carol. 1993. Sampler Exhibition in the Octagon.Cambridge (Cambs.):

Accession:

Object Number: T.42-1928
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 110588; input: 2004-11-05; modified: 2013-08-22)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110588





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