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English border sampler, by Hannah Bowteff

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An image of Embroidery sampler/Border sampler. Bowteff, Hannah, Haverhill. 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. Embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, Florentine and counted satin stitch. All the edges are bound with linen tape. Length 29 cm, width 32.5 cm, 1812. English.

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Embroidery sampler/Border sampler. Bowteff, Hannah, Haverhill. 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. Embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, Florentine and counted satin stitch. All the edges are bound with linen tape. Length 29 cm, width 32.5 cm, 1812. English.

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  • Accession Number: T.12-1952
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/27.0
  • Focal length: 50
  • Camera: Hasselblad H4D-31
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 904 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 226.06kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 27/1
  • Captured: 2013:06:11 10:21:33

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19th Century border sampler bordered sampler dated embroidered embroidery English Fitz_AA floral Florentine stitch flower pot flowers Georgian Hannah Bowteff hearts inscribed inscriptions linen needle needlework needleworking octagonal poets polychrome sampler satin stitch sewing sewn silk stitched stitches stitching textile thread verses

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