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Maker:

Wattel, Ann; maker

Collection:

J.W.L. Glaisher

Category:

embroidery

Name:

sampler

Other Name:

band sampler; category

Date:

1670
Charles II

Period:

17th Century

Description:

Band sampler, linen, embroidered with linen thread and polychrome silks in cross, double running and satin stitch. The sampler comprises 18 horizontal bands, a seam runs between bands five and six. The first 9 bands are composed of repeat border patterns, 10 to 12 contain an alphabet, the name 'ANN WATTEL', and the date '1670'. The remaining bands have the inscription worked in satin stitch "ANN WATTEL IS MY N/ AME WITH MY NEDDE/L AND THRED I DID T/ HIS SAM AND IF IT HAD/ BEN B TT R I WOLD"

Production
Place (legacy):

England, production, country
English, nationality

Technique(s):

weaving; whole
embroidering; whole; cross, double running and satin stitch

Material(s):

canvas; whole; stained buff
linen thread; whole
silk; whole; polychrome

Technique
Description:

Band sampler, canvas, embroidered with linen thread and polychrome silks in cross, double running and satin stitch.

Dimension(s):

length, 82.2, cm
width, 20.3, cm
length, 32.3/8, in
width, 8, in

Acquisition:

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

Provenance:

purchased at Sotheby's Sale, 11 May 1927

Notes:

The last line of the inscription is very worn and letters are missing.

Acquisition Credit:

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher bequest

Accession:

Object Number: T.49-1928
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 110595; input: 2004-11-05; modified: 2012-10-04)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110595





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