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Maker:

Unknown; production

Category:

embroidery

Name:

sampler

Other Name:

whitework sampler; category

Date:

after 1601 before 1701

Period:

17th Century

Description:

Linen band sampler embroidered with linen thread and a small amount of coloured silk and silver metal thread in hem, double running and satin stitch; there is some cut and drawn work with needle weaving and needlepoint lace filling stitches. There is a plain selvedge at the bottom, the sides are hemmed and the top is buttonholed. The whitework sampler is divided into fifteen horizontally arranged bands with a variety of geometric and floral motifs and two pictorial sections. The wider one of these sections depicts Judith, her maid and the head of Holofernes; the other a mermaid. All the figures have silk and metal thread detailing.

Production
Place (legacy):

England, production, country
English, nationality

Production
Note:

The sampler has possibly been cut and is there fore incomplete

Technique(s):

weaving; whole
embroidering; whole; hem, double running and satin stitch

Material(s):

linen; whole; ground and thread
silk; whole; detailing
silver metal thread; whole; detailing

Technique
Description:

Linen band sampler embroidered with linen thread and a small amount of coloured silk and silver metal thread in hem, double running and satin stitch; there is some cut and drawn work with needle weaving and needlepoint lace filling stitches. There is a plain selvedge at the bottom, the sides are hemmed and the top is buttonholed.

Dimension(s):

length, 67.5, cm
width, 13.5, cm
length, 27.3/4, in
width, 5.1/4, in

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1938; Longman, H.A. Mrs

Acquisition Credit:

Mrs H.A Longman Bequest

Exhibition(s):

English Samplers at the Fitzwilliam. 1984-07-10 - 1984-09-14
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: Octagon Gallery

Documentation:

Humphrey, Carol. 1984. English Samplers at the Fitzwilliam.Cambridge (Cambs.): The Fitzwilliam Museump. 8
Publ. No. 22

Colby, Averil. 1964. Samplers Yesterday and Today.London: B.T. Batsford Ltd.

Accession:

Object Number: T.11-1938
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 110742; input: 2004-11-05; modified: 2013-06-03)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110742





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