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Maker:

Calton, Ann; maker

Category:

embroidery

Name:

sampler

Other Name:

border sampler

Date:

after 1801 before 1900

Period:

19th century

Description:

Border sampler, wool, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross and satin stitch. Both top and bottom are hemmed; the sides are raw and damaged. A border of alternating fleur de lys and stylized roses surrounds the main body of the sampler; a carnation is placed in each corner. The corners of the main body have a cherub at the top flower vases at the bottom. The main decoration is a large inscription which reads ' CHARITY/O Charity! / Thou principle of great Souls!/how glorious are thy/Works!/Thou createst a new World/in the /Moral and physical order./ Thou preventest a Deluge of/Indigence!/ thou Preventest a deluge of/Vice!/Thou throwest an immortal/ Guard round Virgin/Purity!/Thou recallest not the/Dead/ but thou givest Life and health/to the/Diseased/and the/ expiring/Ann Calton Royal Free Mason's School'.

Production
Place (legacy):

England, production, country
English, nationality

Technique(s):

weaving; whole
embroidering; whole; cross and satin stitch

Material(s):

wool; whole
silk; whole

Technique
Description:

Woollen border sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross and satin stitch. Both top and bottom are hemmed; the sides are raw and damaged

Dimension(s):

length, 56, cm
width, 38.5, cm

Acquisition:

given; 1939-05-30; Hope, St John, Lady

Acquisition Credit:

Lady St John Hope 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. 39
Publ. No. 92

Accession:

Object Number: T.13-1939
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 110877; input: 2004-11-05; modified: 2013-06-03)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110877