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Sampler

1807 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This sampler comes from northern Germany. The needleworker has used black cotton on a linen ground. The patterns she has included are typical of the Vierlande area. They were used to decorate household linen and clothing. The V&A collection includes embroidered samplers with regional patterns, such as this one, as well as samplers that were made as school exercises.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Linen, embroidered with cotton in running and cross stitch
Brief Description
Linen sampler embroidered with silk; German (Vierlande); dated 1807.
Physical Description
Embroidered sampler
Dimensions
  • Length: 49.5cm
  • Width: 40cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'ANNO 1807 / TH WB (Decoration; embroidering; silk; 1807)
Subjects depicted
Summary
This sampler comes from northern Germany. The needleworker has used black cotton on a linen ground. The patterns she has included are typical of the Vierlande area. They were used to decorate household linen and clothing. The V&A collection includes embroidered samplers with regional patterns, such as this one, as well as samplers that were made as school exercises.
Bibliographic Reference
Browne, Clare and Jennifer Wearden, eds. Samplers from the Victoria and Albert Museum. London : V&A Publications, 1999. 144 p., ill. ISBN 1851773096.
Collection
Accession Number
510-1899

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record createdNovember 21, 2002
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