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Maker(s) &
Production:

Bowteff, Hannah, maker, Haverhill

Category:

embroidery

Name:

sampler

Other Name:

border sampler; category

Date:

1812
George III

Period:

19th century

Description:

Woollen border sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, Florentine and counted satin stitch. All the edges are bound with linen tape. A border of zigzags enclosing octagons and hearts surrounds the sampler. At the top there is an inscription which reads ' HAVERHILL SCHOOL' and at the bottom 'Hannah 1812 Bowtell'. A small geometric border pattern frames the verse ' Then will I set my Heart to find/ Inward Adornings of the Mind/ Knowledge and Virtue Truth and Grace/ These are the Robes of richest Dress/ no more shall Worms with me compare/ this is the Raiment Angels wear'. Below the verse a central motif of a vase of flowers with on either side a crown, birds, fruit baskets and flower sprays is worked.

Technique(s):

weaving; whole
embroidering; whole; cross, Florentine and counted satin stitch
binding; whole; linen tape

Material(s):

wool; whole; ground
silk; whole; polychrome
linen; whole; tape

Technique
Description:

Woollen border sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, Florentine and counted satin stitch. All the edges are bound with linen tape

Dimension(s):

length, 29, cm
width, 32.5, cm
length, 11.1/2, in
width, 12.5/8, in

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1952-10-23; 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. 33
Publ. Pl. 30, no. 76

Watts, Reverend Isaac. Divine and Moral Songs for Children.
Song 22 'Against Pride in Clothes' v. 5 and part of v. 6

Accession:

Object Number: T.12-1952
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 110911; input: 2004-11-05; modified: 2013-06-03)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110911