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Sampler: T.15-1950

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Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Haynes, Dorcas

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Band sampler worked in polychrome silks containing alphabets, the inscription 'All flesh is like the withered hay and so it springs and fades away', and arcaded flowers.

Woollen band sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, long-armed cross, herring bone, satin, rococo, Florentine and trellis stitch. Two edges are hemmed and there is a selvedge at the top and the bottom. The sampler is organised into horizontal bands in vivid colours and a variety of stitches. the bands are worked in repeat pattern bands with stylized arcaded flower and leaf motifs. The sampler depicts three alphabets and the inscriptions 'All flesh is like the withered hay and so it springs and fades away', 'Dorcas Haynes her work finished the 25 day of the twelves month 1720'.

Legal notes

Given by Miss Margaret Bone

Measurements and weight

Length: 31.25 cm
Width: 22.25 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1950-06-16) by Bone, Margaret, Miss

Dating

18th Century
Production date: AD 1720

Materials used in production

ground Wool
light pink, blue, green, yellow, white. The muted shades of this sampler are the result of fading and not the chosen palette of the maker, as the strong colours that she chose can still be seen on the back of the work Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Woollen band sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, long-armed cross, herring bone, satin, rococo, Florentine and trellis stitch. Two edges are hemmed and there is a selvedge at the top and the bottom.
Embroidery

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.15-1950
Primary reference Number: 110904
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 31 May 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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