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Maker:

Sharp, Mary; maker

Collection:

J.W.L. Glaisher

Category:

embroidery

Name:

sampler

Other Name:

bordered sampler; category

Date:

1790

Period:

late 18th century

Description:

Cotton friendship sampler embroidered in polychrome silks in cross-stitch. Three edges are hemmed and there is a selvedge on the right side. An inscription is framed by a blue and yellow bud-border and inside it a large flower basket flanked on either side by a large stylised flower sits above the verse which reads ' this gift my friend/To the I. send/In hope to be approved/ I have done my best/ i protest/ For one so well beloved/ Mary Sharp to Mary/ Limmer June 25 1790'.

Production
Place (legacy):

England, production, country
English, nationality

Technique(s):

weaving; whole
embroidering; whole; cross-stitch

Material(s):

cotton; whole
silk; whole; blue, yellow, green, pink

Technique
Description:

Cotton friendship sampler embroidered in polychrome silks in cross-stitch. Three edges are hemmed and there is a selvedge on the right side.

Dimension(s):

length, 19, cm
width, 15.25, cm
length, 7.1/2, in
width, 5.5/8, in

Acquisition:

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

Acquisition Credit:

Glaisher Bequest

Documentation:

Humphrey, Carol. 1997. Fitzwilliam Museum Handbooks, Samplers.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 70
Publ. No. 30

Accession:

Object Number: T.165-1928
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 110711; input: 2004-11-05; modified: 2012-12-06)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110711





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