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Maker:

Unknown; production

Collection:

J.W.L. Glaisher

Category:

embroidery

Name:

sampler

Other Name:

band sampler; category

Date:

1748

Period:

18th century

Description:

Linen band sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, long-armed cross, double running, threaded running stitch and various over cast drawn thread stitches. The sides are hemmed and there is a selvedge at the top and a raw edge at the bottom. The sampler is organised in horizontal bands containing stylized floral and geometric patterns and in the top band the inscription 'DENOB. e DE 48/LOA. CABOEN 24/ GELITAFLORES/ DEMANO DEAN.' worked out.

Production
Place (legacy):

Spain, production, country
Spanish, nationality

Technique(s):

weaving; whole
embroidery; whole; cross, long-armed cross, double running, threaded running stitch and various over cast drawn thread stitches

Material(s):

linen; whole
silk; whole

Technique
Description:

Linen band sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, long-armed cross, double running, threaded running stitch and various over cast drawn thread stitches. The sides are hemmed and there is a selvedge at the top and a raw edge at the bottom.

Dimension(s):

length, 68.5, cm
width, 17, cm
length, 27.3/4, in
width, 7.1/8, in

Acquisition:

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

Acquisition Credit:

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Inscription:

name and date; top band of the sampler; embroidery; DENOB. e DE 48/LOA. CABOEN 24/ GELITAFLORES/ DEMANO DEAN; embroidered in dark blue silk thread; read from the bottom line up the inscription provides the name of the maker and the date of production

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. 96
Publ. No. 43

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

Accession:

Object Number: T.182-1928
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 110728; input: 2004-11-05; modified: 2012-09-20)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110728





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