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Maker:

Savin, Susanna; maker

Collection:

J.W.L. Glaisher

Category:

embroidery

Name:

sampler

Other Name:

band sampler; category

Date:

1716

Period:

early 18th Century

Description(s):

Band sampler worked in polychrome silks containing an improving verse and arcaded flowers.
Linen band sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, eye, satin, and rococo stitch. Three edges are hemmed and the bottom is buttonholed. The sampler is organised in horizontal bands of inscriptions and stylized arcaded flowers. Sixteen bands are filled with improving verses from top to bottom they read: 'marke well what you / take in hand for larning is more / worth then Hovse or land when la / nd is gone and mon / ey is spent then le / arning is most excelent' / , 'Sarve God that ma / de yov whilst yov have / yovr breath honovr yo / ur parents dear untill / their death in doing so th / ovlt happy be always ob / taining riches health and length of d / ays a blessing is laid vp for svch in sto / re in endless bliss when time shall be no / more. Svsanna Savin her sampler 1716'.

Production
Place (legacy):

England, production, country
English, nationality

Technique(s):

weaving; whole
embroidering; whole; cross, eye, satin, and rococo stitch

Material(s):

linen; whole; ground
silk; whole; pink, blue, green, yellow, white, cream

Technique
Description:

Linen band sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, eye, satin, and rococo stitch. Three edges are hemmed and the bottom is buttonholed.

Dimension(s):

length, 46.25, cm
width, 21.25, cm

Acquisition:

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

Acquisition Credit:

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

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. 1997. Fitzwilliam Museum Handbooks, Samplers.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 52
Publ. No. 21

Humphrey, Carol. 1984. English Samplers at the Fitzwilliam.Cambridge (Cambs.): The Fitzwilliam Museump. 16
Publ. No. 44

Accession:

Object Number: T.112-1928
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 110658; input: 2004-11-05; modified: 2013-06-03)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110658





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