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Maker(s) &
Production:

Tipper, M. A., production, England, Bristol

Category:

embroidery

Name:

sampler

Other Name:

marking sampler; category

Date:

1808

Period:

early 19th Century

Description(s):

Marking sampler embroidered with red cotton depicting alphabets, numerals, a verse and an inscription.
Marking sampler embroidered with red cotton in cross and four-sided cross. All the edges are hemmed. The pattern includes a row of alphabets, numerals, abstract and geometric flowers and a verse which reads 'Jesus, permit thy gracious name to stand/ As the first efforts of an infant's hand, / And, while her fingers on the canvas move/Engage her tender thoughts to seek thy love, / With thy dear children let her have a part, / And write thy name thyself, upon her heart'. In the flower band above the verse a bible motif is inserted and we equally find a row of paired initials, whilst below it short bands of repeat motifs take up most the bottom half of the sampler which also contains the inscription 'M.A. Tipper/ orphan house/ North Wing/ Ashley Down/ Bristol/ 1868'.

Technique(s):

weaving; whole
embroidering; whole; cross and four-sided cross

Material(s):

cotton; whole; ground
silk; whole; red

Technique
Description:

Marking sampler embroidered with red cotton in cross and four-sided cross. All the edges are hemmed.

Dimension(s):

length, 37.5, cm
width, 29, cm
length, 14.3/4, in
width, 11.1/4, in

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1952-10-23; Hope, St John, Lady

Acquisition Credit:

Lady St John Hope

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. 1997. Fitzwilliam Museum Handbooks, Samplers.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 126
Publ. No. 58

Humphrey, Carol. 1984. English Samplers at the Fitzwilliam.Cambridge (Cambs.): The Fitzwilliam Museump. 39
Publ. Pl. 35, no. 91

Colby, Averil. 1964. Samplers Yesterday and Today.London: B.T. Batsford Ltdp. 210

Sebba, Anna. 1979. Samplers, Five Centuries of a Gentle Craft.London: p. 117

Williams, Janice. 1982. Lettering in Embroidery.London?: B.T. Batsford Ltdp. 42

Accession:

Object Number: T.11-1952
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 110910; input: 2004-11-05; modified: 2013-06-03)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110910





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