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Sampler: T.1-1988

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Blinco, B.




Map sampler, cream silk, embroidered with polychrome silks in chain, random satin, stem and couched stitch. Inscribed in a cartouche in the top right corner 'A Map of England and Wales', 'Blinco 1777' is worked. The map depicts England, Wales, and the Southern part of Scotland, the coastline of part of Ireland, France and the Channel Islands. Black lettering and county boundaries are worked in stem stitch with some couched work and are emphasized by two or three rows of fine polychrome chain stitch. Coastline and rivers are worked with bands of freely worked linear satin stitch with some shading of polychrome silks.

Legal notes

Bequested by Mrs Margery Thorre

Measurements and weight

Length: 69.9 cm
Length: 23.3/8 in
Width: 59.9 cm
Width: 27.1/2 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1988-05-25) by Thorre, Margery, Mrs


18th century
Production date: AD 1777 : George III

Materials used in production

backing Silk
cream Silk
polychrome Silk thread

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Map sampler, cream silk, embroidered with polychrome silks in chain, random satin, stem and couched stitch

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.1-1988
Primary reference Number: 110935
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 September 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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