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Sampler

  • Place of origin:

    Friesland (made)

  • Date:

    1731-1734 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered linen with silks

  • Museum number:

    T.286-1960

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Linen sampler embroidered with coloured silks in cross-stitch, back-stitch, Algerian eye stitch and satin stitch. The top half of the sampler is filled with different versions of the alphabet and on the fifth row down, the name 'SIKE IEMES' and a few small motifs of a tree, windmill, stag, birds, crown and heart, and man with walking stick. At the bottom of the sampler are the initials 'SY' with a flowering tree between the letters and the date 1731. The rest of the sampler is filled with motifs, mostly flowers, trees and birds together with a curious edifice with a cross on top. The date 1734 and the initials 'S.Y.' (repeated twice) occur also. The colours are predominantly blues, greens, buffs and yellow.

Place of Origin

Friesland (made)

Date

1731-1734 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered linen with silks

Marks and inscriptions

'SY'
Inscribed, probably initials relate to embroidered signature at top of sampler, appear three times in bottom half of sampler

'SIKES IEMES'
Signature and decoration on fifth row

Dimensions

Length: 26.5 in, Width: 14.125 in

Descriptive line

Embroidered linen sampler with silks, Friesland, Netherlands, 1731-1734

Materials

Linen; Embroidery silks

Techniques

Embroidering

Subjects depicted

Crown; Heart; Windmill; Trees; Flowers; Stylized flowers; Stag

Categories

Textiles; Embroidery

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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