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Sampler

1863 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

As well as samplers of the school-exercise type worked in much of Europe, the Museum possesses examples showing particular regional characteristics. Some of these were already of historical interest when they were acquired. Others were acquired by the Museum in the 19th century as records of current practice. This sampler is predominantly of cutwork and drawn-thread work. It was made in the southern Swedish province of Skåne in 1863.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Linen, embroidered with silk and cotton in cross, satin and chain stitch, with cutwork and drawn thread work
Brief Description
Linen sampler embroidered with silk and cotton; Swedish; dated 1863.
Physical Description
Embroidered sampler
Dimensions
  • Length: 39.4cm
  • Width: 38.1cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'SKA 1863' (Decoration; embroidering; silk; 1863)
Credit line
Given by Mrs Bury Palliser
Production
typical for the province Skåne (the south of Sweden)
Subject depicted
Summary
As well as samplers of the school-exercise type worked in much of Europe, the Museum possesses examples showing particular regional characteristics. Some of these were already of historical interest when they were acquired. Others were acquired by the Museum in the 19th century as records of current practice. This sampler is predominantly of cutwork and drawn-thread work. It was made in the southern Swedish province of Skåne in 1863.
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
234-1869

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record createdNovember 25, 2002
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