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Maker(s) &
Production:

Reeder Cole, Jane, maker, Kirtling

Category:

embroidery

Name:

sampler

Other Name:

border sampler; category

Date:

1852
Queen Victoria

Period:

19th century

Description:

Border sampler, wool, embroidered with coloured silk and cotton threads in cross-stitch. A double blue line selvedge runs along the sides; both top and bottom are hemmed. A repeating honeysuckle border pattern surrounds the main body of the sampler. Narrow repeating geometric and floral border patterns divide the sampler into horizontal sections and form a panel at the bottom containing the inscription 'Jane Reeder Cole/Kirtling School/1852'. At the top there is an alphabet and numerals 1-14. Beneath is another alphabet and various detached motifs arranged around two inscriptions ' Fear God and keep his commandments for/this is the whole duty of man Eccles. 12Ch' and' favour is deceitful/and beauty is vain/but a woman that/feareth the LORD/she shall be prais'd'.

Technique(s):

weaving; whole
embroidering; whole; cross-stitch

Material(s):

wool; whole
silk; whole; polychrome

Technique
Description:

Woollen border sampler embroidered with coloured silk and cotton threads in cross-stitch. A double blue line selvedge runs along the sides; both top and bottom are hemmed.

Dimension(s):

length, 41, cm
width, 33.5, cm
length, 16, in
width, 12.1/2, in

Acquisition:

given; 1943; Cole, Sarah, Miss

Acquisition Credit:

Given by Miss Sarah Cole

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. 38
Publ. No. 90

Accession:

Object Number: T.7-1943
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 110890; input: 2004-11-05; modified: 2013-06-03)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110890