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Sampler

Sampler

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    1618 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Boten, Lucke (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Linen, embroidered with silk and linen in double running, Montenegrian cross, two-sided Italian cross and satin stitch, with cutwork, drawn thread work and buttonholed bars

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by A. G. Hemming

  • Museum number:

    T.41-1951

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

In their earliest form, samplers were put together as personal reference works for embroiderers. They were trials of patterns and stitches that had been copied from others, and records of particular effects achieved that could be recreated again. This sampler includes a range of repeating patterns, suitable for the decoration of linen. It is the earliest dated German sampler so far known.

Physical description

Embroidered sampler

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

1618 (made)

Artist/maker

Boten, Lucke (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Linen, embroidered with silk and linen in double running, Montenegrian cross, two-sided Italian cross and satin stitch, with cutwork, drawn thread work and buttonholed bars

Marks and inscriptions

'Lucke Boten anno 1618'
Decoration; embroidering; silk; 1618

Dimensions

Height: 53 cm, Width: 56 cm

Historical context note

There are pieces in similar style in two German museums :
Kunst und Gewerbemuseum, Hamburg, inv.1892.201, dated 1627 and with monogram BB;
Stickmustermuseum Celle, dated 1620 and signed Keneke Bobers.
Another piece formerly in the Focke Museum fur bremische Altertumer, Bremen, inv.K1230a, dated 1620 and signed Keneke Hollen, is now lost.

Descriptive line

Linen sampler by Lucke Boten, embroidered with silk and linen; German; dated 1618.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Browne, Clare and Jennifer Wearden, eds. Samplers from the Victoria and Albert Museum. London : V&A Publications, 1999. 144 p., ill. ISBN 1851773096.

Materials

Linen; Silk

Techniques

Embroidering

Categories

Embroidery; Textiles

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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