Derow, Mary; maker
band sampler; category
Band sampler worked in polychrome silks containing repeat border patterns, 'boxers' coronets, alphabets, numerals and an inscription.
Linen band sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, double running, satin and Algerian eye stitch with filling stitches. Three edges are hemmed and there is a selvedge at the bottom. The sampler is worked in horizontal bands of repeat border patterns, "boxers", coronets, an alphabet, numerals and inscriptions 'Mary Derow of the charity school of st.clements danes aged ten years begvn this sampleer avgust the twenty ninth anno dom 1723', ' he that giveth to the poor lendeth to the lord and his reward will be in heaven', ' be not wise in then own eyes fear the lord and depart from evil', 'a good name is better than preciovs ointment'. The bottom part of the sampler consists of detached motifs including a male and female figure, a large vase with stylized flowers, two urns with trees, and small birds.
England, production, country
embroidering; whole; cross, double running, satin and Algerian eye stitch
linen; whole; ground
silk; whole; blue, green, red, cream
Linen band sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, double running, satin and Algerian eye stitch with filling stitches. Three edges are hemmed and there is a selvedge at the bottom.
length, 46, cm
width, 23, cm
bequeathed; 1928-12-07; Glaisher, J.W.L., Dr
Samplers. 1993-06-15 - 1993-09-26
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: Octagon Gallery
Humphrey, Carol. 1997. Fitzwilliam Museum Handbooks, Samplers.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 56
Publ. No. 23
Humphrey, Carol. 1993. Sampler Exhibition in the Octagon.Cambridge (Cambs.):
29 April-1September 1997
Object Number: T.124-1928
(record id: 110670; input: 2004-11-05; modified: 2013-09-23)