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Title:

Map Sampler

Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, maker, England

Category:

textiles

Name:

sampler

Other Name:

map sampler; category

Date:

circa 1780 circa 1790

Period(s):

late 18th century; George III

Description:

Oval silk map sampler with a linen backing, embroidered with polychrome silks through both layers in back and stem stitch, with French knots and painted details on the figures. The edges are raw. The map depicts the European territories, and the edges of Asia and Africa. Most countries or regions have their names embroidered inside them, as have the seas and oceans. In the right corner a small pictorial piece of embroidery depicts two men, one on a horse the other standing next to it, in front of a classic background. The map is enclosed by a meandering floral border.

Technique(s):

weaving; whole
embroidering; whole; back and stem stitch, with French knots
painting; whole

Material(s):

linen; whole; backing
satin; whole; ground
silk; whole; green, red, orange, blue, cream, yellow

Technique
Description:

Oval silk map sampler with a linen backing, embroidered with polychrome silks through both layers in back and stem stitch, with French knots and painted details on the figures. The edges are raw.

Dimension(s):

length, max, 52.5, cm
width, max, 52.5, cm
length, 21, in
width, 19.5/8, in

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1938; Longman, H. A., Mrs

Provenance:

unknown before Mrs H.A. Longman

Acquisition Credit:

Longman Bequest

Exhibition(s):

Documentation:

Humphrey, Carol. 1997. Fitzwilliam Museum Handbooks, Samplers.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 104
Publ. No. 47

Humphrey, Carol. 1993. Sampler Exhibition in the Octagon.Cambridge (Cambs.):

Avery, Victoria. Calaresu, Melissa. Laven, Mary. 2015. Treasured Possessions from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment.London: Philip Wilson Publishersp. 221, 272
Publ. p. 221, Fig. 244, and p. 272, Cat. 222

Accession:

Object Number: T.142-1938
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 110867; input: 2004-11-05; modified: 2016-01-06)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110867





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