Brady, Jane, maker, 1773-1832, England
darning sampler; category
Darning sampler, linen, embroidered with light brown silk. The edges are turned under and stitched. The sampler comprises five examples of pattern or damask darning, and the inscription 'Jane Brady Ackworth School 1785'. Ackworth was a Quaker boarding school founded in 1779.
silk; whole; light brown (possibly faded from pink or red)
darning sampler, linen, embroidered with light brown silk. The edges are turned under and stitched.
length, 8.5/8, in
width, 8.1/2, in
length, 21.9, cm
width, 21.6, cm
given; 1939-07-01; The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
Jane Brady was the daughter of Thomas and Rachel Brady of Thorne, Yorkshire. She was born in 1773, Scholar at Ackworth School from 1783-86; admission number 583. She married Daniel Wheeler, a Quaker missionary in 1800, and died in Russia in 1832.
Given by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
Humphrey, Carol. 1993. Sampler Exhibition in the Octagon.Cambridge (Cambs.):
Humphrey, Carol. 2017. Sampled Lives: Samplers from the Fitzwilliam Museum.Cambridge: Fitzwilliam Museum Enterprisesp. 191, 233
Published and illustrated p. 191 and 233, cat no. 111
Object Number: T.15-1939
(record id: 110878; input: 2004-11-05; modified: 2017-07-07)