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Maker:

North, Mary; maker

Collection:

J.W.L. Glaisher

Category:

embroidery

Name:

sampler

Other Name:

band sampler; category

Date:

1727
George II

Period:

18th century

Description:

Band sampler, yellow linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, eyelet and hem stitch with an inserted band of holliepoint worked with the name 'Mary North', date ' 1727' and a crown. There is a selvedge at the bottom; the other edges are turned under and stitched. The sampler comprises of horizontal bands of repeat border patterns, three alphabets, numerals and a religious incription in French which reads 'tovtes gens/lovez le seig/nevr toves/pevples chnt/ez son honnev/h car son voul/oir benin & dov/x est mvltip/lie dezzvs nov/s et sa tres fe/rme verite/ demevre a perpetvite/finist febrvary the 16 1727'

Production
Place (legacy):

England, production, country
English, nationality

Technique(s):

weaving; whole
embroidering; whole
holliepoint; whole

Material(s):

linen; whole; yellow
silk; whole; polychrome

Technique
Description:

Band sampler, yellow linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, eyelet and hem stitch with an inserted band of holliepoint. There is a selvedge at the bottom; the other edges are turned under and stitched

Dimension(s):

length, 1'.6", in
width, 5.1/2', in

Acquisition:

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

Acquisition Credit:

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Inscription:

religious verse; Bottom half of sampler; embroidery; 'tovtes gens/lovez le seig/nevr toves/pevples chnt/ez son honnev/h car son voul/oir benin & dov/x est mvltip/lie dezzvs nov/s et sa tres fe/rme verite/ demevre a perpetvite/finist febrvary the 16 27'; embroidered in polychrome silks; religious verse

Exhibition(s):

Samplers. 1993-06-15 - 1993-09-26
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: Octagon Gallery

Documentation:

Humphrey, Carol. 1993. Sampler Exhibition in the Octagon.Cambridge (Cambs.):

Accession:

Object Number: T.132-1928
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 110678; input: 2004-11-05; modified: 2012-09-21)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110678