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Maker:

Culley, Mary; maker

Collection:

J.W.L. Glaisher

Category:

embroidery

Name:

sampler

Other Name:

band sampler; category

Date:

1790
George III

Period:

18th century

Description(s):

Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross and satin stitch. There is a selvedge at the top and bottom and the sides are turned under and stitched. The sampler comprises of horizontal bands of repeat border patterns, a double alphabet, numerals and an inscription which includes the name Mary Culley and date 1790.
Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross and satin stitch. There is a selvedge at the top and bottom and the sides are turned under and stitched. The sampler comprises of horizontal bands of repeat border patterns, a double alphabet, numerals and an inscription which reads ' you soon will improve if learning you love, be you to others kind and true as youd have others be to you and neither do not say to men whater you would not take again fear god and honour the king, love god alone all things above and as thyself thy neighbor love duty fear and love we owe to god above', 'Mary Culley is my name and England is my nation finchamstead is my dwelling plase and Christ is my salvation finishd in the 11 year of my age in the year 1790. Thanks to Mr Saint John for giving me schooling and i hope to return it by improveing god save the church our king'. There is also a wide band with floral and figurative detached motifs including lions, on either side of a building.

Production
Place (legacy):

England, production, country
English, nationality

Technique(s):

weaving; whole
embroidering; whole

Material(s):

linen; whole; unbleached
silk; whole; polychrome

Technique
Description:

Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross and satin stitch. There is a selvedge at the top and bottom and the sides are turned under and stitched.

Dimension(s):

length, 17, in
width, 11.1/4, in

Acquisition:

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

Acquisition Credit:

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

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.167-1928
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 110713; input: 2004-11-05; modified: 2012-12-06)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110713