Search Type: And Or
Maker:   Place:   Material/Technique:  

Object Number:   Date Start:   BC AD   Date End:   BC AD

Enable Artists names look-up      Enable related terms look-up 
  Show results from People DB   Show results from Collection DB

 

  

Maker:

Derow, Mary; maker

Collection:

J.W.L. Glaisher

Category:

embroidery

Name:

sampler

Other Name:

band sampler; category

Date:

1723
George I

Period:

18th century

Description(s):

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.

Production
Place (legacy):

England, production, country
English, nationality

Technique(s):

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

Material(s):

linen; whole; ground
silk; whole; blue, green, red, cream

Technique
Description:

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.

Dimension(s):

length, 46, cm
width, 23, cm

Acquisition:

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

Acquisition Credit:

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. 56
Publ. No. 23

Humphrey, Carol. 1993. Sampler Exhibition in the Octagon.Cambridge (Cambs.):
29 April-1September 1997

Accession:

Object Number: T.124-1928
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 110670; input: 2004-11-05; modified: 2013-09-23)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110670





Click image for a full size display