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Sampler: T.26-1938

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Parish, Jane (Maker)


Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross and eyelet hole stitch. The top of the sampler is taken up by a band with the name 'IANE PARISH' the date of the beginning of the work '4 February'. The bottom has a similar band which contains the same name and the finishing date of the work '14 July 1718'. In between these two bands a large irregular octagonal figure with an inscription inside it, is worked; a border containing letters surrounds it. Attached at the angles of the figure are small squares and octagons, which contain crown or initials. The background is formed of horizontal band of lettering.

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Mrs H.A. Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 29.8 cm
Width: 21 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938) by Longman, H. A., Mrs


18th century
Production date: AD 1718 : George I

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk unbleached Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross and eyelet hole stitch.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.26-1938
Primary reference Number: 110757
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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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