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Maker(s) &
Production:

De Baets Chez M. Clavareau, maker, France

Production
Note:

The inscription which combines a Flemish and French name suggests this piece was made somewhere in what is now northern France.

Category:

embroidery

Name:

sampler

Other Name:

darning sampler; category

Date:

1843

Period:

19th century

Description:

Linen darning sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in pattern darning and cross-stitch. The edges of the sampler are glued to a board. The sampler contains twelve damask darn pattern blocks, arranged in three regular rows of four. These are enclosed in a wide and naturalistic floral border. Underneath the bottom row and inscription which reads 'De Baets Chez M. Clavareau' is worked in cross-stitch.

Technique(s):

weaving; whole
embroidering; whole
darning; whole

Material(s):

linen; whole
silk; whole; pink, green, blue, white, yellow
damask; whole

Technique
Description:

Linen darning sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in pattern darning and cross-stitch. The edges of the sampler are glued to a board.

Dimension(s):

length, 46, cm
width, 49.25, cm
length, 18, in
width, 19, in

Acquisition:

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

Acquisition Credit:

Bequeathed by Lady St John hope

Documentation:

Humphrey, Carol. 1997. Fitzwilliam Museum Handbooks, Samplers.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 108
Publ. No. 49

Accession:

Object Number: T.16-1952
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 110915; input: 2004-11-05; modified: 2012-09-20)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110915





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