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Sampler: T.15-1928

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Maker(s)

Lawle, Anne (Maker)

Description

Linen pictorial band sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, Montenegrin cross, double running, satin, split, trellis and detached buttonhole stitch. Linen thread is worked in the hem and double running, counted satin and eye stitch with needle weaving, and drawn and cutwork with needle lace filling stitches make up the top bands of the sampler. Three edges are hemmed and there is a selvedge at the top.The pattern consists of three conventional floral arcaded bands at the bottom; immediately above them is the large-scale arcaded pattern with birds, probably woodpeckers. Above another two bands, one wide the other narrow, with stylized arcaded flowers. Above these two bans is the widest band of the sampler with two figures dressed in the fashion of the 1650s, standing either side of an apple tree. The inscription above includes an alphabet, the name 'ANNe LaWLe' with the remnants of stitching and faded ink reading " february". The less decipherable date is either 1655 or 1665.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 74.5 cm
Length: 29.1/4 in
Width: 24.5 cm
Width: 9.1/2 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

17th Century
Possibly 1655 CE - Possibly 1665 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

pale blue, bright blue, light green, dark green, light brown, dark brown, white, pink, red Silk Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen pictorial band sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, Montenegrin cross, double running, satin, split, trellis and detached buttonhole stitch. Linen thread is worked in the hem and double running, counted satin and eye stitch with needle weaving, and drawn and cutwork with needle lace filling stitches make up the top band of the sampler. Three edges are hemmed and there is a selvedge at the top.
Embroidering

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: embroidered in faded pink silk

  • Text: ANNe LaWLe
  • Location: Above the figures in a horizontal band
  • Method of creation: Embroidery
  • Type: Name

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.15-1928
Primary reference Number: 110562
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 20 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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