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Maker(s):

Bacheler, Ruth; maker
Bachelor, Edward; maker

Collection:

J.W.L. Glaisher

Category:

embroidery

Name:

sampler

Other Name:

band sampler; category

Date:

1717

Period:

early 18th Century

Description(s):

Band sampler worked in polychrome silks containing an alphabet, wavy patterns, a band of coronets and an inscription.
Linen band sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, long-armed cross, eyelet, Florentine, rice and chain stitch. Three edges are hemmed and there is a selvedge at the bottom. The sampler is divided into three main horizontal sections. The upper one of three alphabets and inscription: O THOU TO WHOM ANGeLS / THeIR HTMNS ADDReSS TO / WHOM ALL KNeeS MUST BOW / ALL TONgUeS CONFeSS ha / Ve OFFeNded GOd Where Sha / LL I FLY to hide MY seLF Fr / OM hIS OFFeNded EYe IF RO. Beneath is a band of Florentine work, the date 1717 and the names EdWard / BaCheLeR and Rvth / BaCheLeR. The third section contains a band of crowns with initials GR, PW, PW DF alternating with small lozenges and bands of Florentine stitching and border patterns.

Production
Place (legacy):

England, maker, country
English, maker, nationality

Technique(s):

weaving; whole
embroidering; whole; cross, long-armed cross, eyelet, Florentine, rice and chain stitch

Material(s):

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

Technique
Description:

Linen band sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, long-armed cross, eyelet, Florentine, rice and chain stitch. Three edges are hemmed and there is a selvedge at the bottom.

Dimension(s):

length, 45.75, cm
width, 20.75, cm

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. 1997. Fitzwilliam Museum Handbooks, Samplers.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 58
Publ. No. 24

Humphrey, Carol. 1984. English Samplers at the Fitzwilliam.Cambridge (Cambs.): The Fitzwilliam Museump. 17
Publ. No. 46

Ashton, Leigh. 1926. Samplers.Plymouth: The Mayflower Press

Accession:

Object Number: T.114-1928
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 110660; input: 2004-11-05; modified: 2013-06-03)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110660





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