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Maker:

Dick, Elizabeth; maker

Collection:

J.W.L. Glaisher

Category:

embroidery

Name:

sampler

Other Name:

band sampler; category

Date:

1726
George I

Period:

18th century

Description:

Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks and linen thread in cross, eyelet hole and satin stitch. The edges are buttonholed. The sampler comprises 28 horizontal bands which depict alphabets, repeat border patterns, inscriptions and crowns, coronets and sprays. The inscriptions read ' Delight in learning s/oon doth bring a chi ()/ to learn the hardest/thing /be not wise in thine/ own eyes fead the lo/rd and depart from/evil elizabeth dick/ended this sampler/ ano dom 1726 aged 10/years', and 'God Bless King George preserve the Crown/defend the church cast rebells down.'

Production
Place (legacy):

England, production, country
English, nationality

Technique(s):

weaving; whole
embroidering; whole; cross, eyelet hole and satin stitch

Material(s):

linen; whole; unbleached
silk; whole; polychrome
linen thread; whole

Technique
Description:

Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks and linen thread in cross, eyelet hole and satin stitch. The edges are buttonholed.

Dimension(s):

length, 75.6, cm
width, 21.2, cm

Acquisition:

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

Acquisition Credit:

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Accession:

Object Number: T.127-1928
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 110673; input: 2004-11-05; modified: 2013-09-23)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110673