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Sampler: T.57-1938

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Titshall, Lucy

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Description

Tiffany band sampler embroidered with black silk thread worked in very fine cross and a little marking cross-stitch. All the edges are hemmed, a central seam is over sewn and the whole is mounted on cream satin. A single line of cross-stitch surrounds the whole sampler. Four narrow geometric repeating border patterns divide the sampler horizontally with four narrow bands at the top containing three alphabets and two sets of numerals. The largest section contains the inscriptions' The character of the person who commends you is to be considered before/ you set much value on his praise.' 'To err is human, to forgive, divine.' ' True wisdom consist in the regulation and government of the/passions, and not in a technical knowledge of arts and sciences/ Octr 19th. Lucy Titshall. 1816.'

Legal notes

Mrs H.A. Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 12.25 cm
Length: 4.7/8 in
Width: 12 cm
Width: 4.5/8 in

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

19th century
Production date: AD 1816 : George III

Materials used in production

black Silk
cream Satin
Tiffany (transparent gauze )

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Tiffany band sampler embroidered with black silk thread worked in very fine cross and a little marking cross-stitch. All the edges are hemmed, a central seam is over sewn and the whole is mounted on cream satin.
Embroidering
Mounting

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.57-1938
Primary reference Number: 110788
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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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