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Maker(s) &
Production:

Cooks, Catherine, maker, West Midlands

Category:

embroidery

Name:

sampler

Other Name:

bordered sampler; category

Date:

1812
George III

Period:

19th century

Description:

Woollen bordered sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross-stitch. All the edges are bound in green silk ribbon. A repeating geometric border pattern surrounds the sampler. The main body is divided into two horizontal sections by a repeating floral border pattern. The largest upper section contains a balanced arrangement of detached flowerpots, flowering trees and sprays with central verse ' See Israels gentle shepherd stand/ With all engaging charms/Hark how he calls the tender lambs/ And folds them in his arms/ Permit then to approach he cries/ nor scorn their humble name/ for twas to bless such souls as these/ The lord of angels came.' the lower section contains similar detached motifs arranged symmetrically either side of a large flower spray. Above them the inscription 'Catherine Cooks Work Brierly hill School 1812'.

Technique(s):

weaving; whole
embroidering; whole; cross-stitch
binding; whole; green silk ribbon

Material(s):

wool; whole; ground
silk; whole; polychrome threads
silk; whole; green ribbon

Technique
Description:

Woollen border sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross-stitch. All the edges are bound in green silk ribbon. A repeating geometric border pattern surrounds the sampler.

Dimension(s):

length, 42.5, cm
width, 32, cm
length, 17, in
width, 12.7/8, 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. 34
Publ. No. 77

Accession:

Object Number: T.53-1938
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 110784; input: 2004-11-05; modified: 2013-06-03)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110784





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