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Sampler: T.43-1938

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Maker(s)

Tyrrell, A (Maker)

Description

Sampler, linen, oval shaped and bound with ribbon, embroidered in polychrome silks and chenille. the sampler features a floral border which encloses floral motifs and wreaths, narrow repeat border patterns, a religious verse and six lines of a poem by Thomson

Border sampler, wool, embroidered with polychrome silks and chenille threads in cross, satin and Algerian eye stitch with laid and couched work. The sampler is cut to an oval and bound with brown ribbon. A meandering floral border encloses floral motifs and wreaths, narrow repeat border patterns, a religious verse and six lines of a poem by Thomson. Within the bottom wreath the inscription 'A Tyrrell 1793' is worked. The first verse reads ' As the good shepherd tend his fleecycare/Seeks freshest pasture and the purest air/Explores the lost the wandering sheep directs/By day o'ersees them and by night protects/The tender lamb he raises in his arms/Feeds from his hand and in his bosom warms/ Thus shall mankind his guardian care engage/ The promised father of the future age/Pope'. The second reads 'Delightful task! To rear the tender thought/To teach the young idea to shoot/to pour the fresh instruction o'er the mind/To breathe the enlivening spirit/And to fix the generous purpose/In the glowing breast. Thomson'.

Legal notes

Mrs H.A. Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 14 in
Width: 11.1/2 in

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

18th century
Production date: AD 1793 : George III

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk polychrome Chenille Wool

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Border sampler, wool, embroidered with polychrome silks and chenille threads in cross, satin and Algerian eye stitch with laid and couched work. The sampler is cut to an oval and bound with brown ribbon.
Embroidering Couching (embroidering)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.43-1938
Primary reference Number: 110774
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 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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