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Sampler: T.126-1928

Object information

Maker(s)

Brewitt, Mary (Maker)

Description

Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, eyelet, satin, tent, double running and stem stitch with some silver metal thread embroidery. The sampler is divided into eleven bands containing floral repeat patterns, the Lord's Prayer and religious verses.

Yellow linen band sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, eyelet, satin, tent, double running and stem stitch. Silver metal thread is worked in satin and stem stitch. There is a plain selvedge at the bottom; the three other edges are hemmed. The sampler is divided into eleven horizontal bands by narrow repeating border patterns. Four sections containing repeat floral border patterns. The widest section has a central panel containing the Lord's Prayer flanked by angels blowing trumpets and holding palms. The remaining section carries the inscriptions 'LOVe The Lord aND He WIll Be a FaIthFUll/Father VNto Thee/''WorldlING BeWare BetIM/es Death scurKs BehIND Th/ee aNd as She Leaves Theee/SO WIll IUdGMeNt FINd The/','IF All MaNKINd WOUld LIVe IN MUtUal LOVe ThIS/WOrld WOUld MUCh ReSeMBLe That aBOVe', 'Be YOU TO Others KINd aND TrU as Youd have/Others Be TO YOU','Wealth MaY TaKe WINGS aND RIches FlYY/aWaY BUt God Is a ROCK That Never WIl Deca',' MarY BreWItt her WOrK BeING Made 1725'.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 48.25 cm
Width: 24 cm

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th century
Production date: AD 1725 : George I

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk yellow Linen Silver metal thread

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Yellow linen band sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, eyelet, satin, tent, double running and stem stitch. Silver metal thread is worked in satin and stem stitch. There is a plain selvedge at the bottom; the three other edges are hemmed.
Embroidering

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.126-1928
Primary reference Number: 110672
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 17 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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