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Sampler: T.118-1938

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unidentified

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Description

Sampler embroidered with detached motifs including sprigs, cupids, baskets, birds, Solomon's Temple.

Linen sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross-stitch. All the edges are hemmed.The detached motifs are a cross between traditional one's (sprigs, cupids, baskets, birds, Solomon's Temple) and those illustrating Portuguese daily life, such as the many characters present worked on the sampler. One of the female figures is black and is carrying a basket on her head. The top left contains a pastoral scene, which unlike the other motifs, is worked in a naturalistic style. The border is framed by an incomplete stylized floral border. The makers' initials 'M:IC' are inscribed beneath a coronet over pierced hearts and birds on a branch.

Notes

History note: Purchased from Miss Peacock

Legal notes

Mrs H.A. Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 28.25 cm
Length: 11.1/4 in
Width: 51 cm
Width: 20.1/4 in

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Early-mid 19th century
After 1801 CE - Before 1860 CE

Materials used in production

Linen
Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross-stitch. All the edges are hemmed.
Embroidering

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.118-1938
Primary reference Number: 110849
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Audit data

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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