Sampler

1884 (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

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 German drawn thread-work sampler was one of a group bought new from the Gewerbeschule für Mädchen, Hamburg, a training-school for girls, in 1885.
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Linen, embroidered with silk, with drawn thread work
Brief Description
Linen sampler, embroidered with silk; German, Hamburg; 1884.
Physical Description
Embroidered sampler
Dimensions
  • Length: 42.5cm
  • Width: 33cm
Production
Made at the Gewerbeschule für Mädchen, Hamburg, Germany.
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 German drawn thread-work sampler was one of a group bought new from the Gewerbeschule für Mädchen, Hamburg, a training-school for girls, in 1885.
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
194-1885

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record createdNovember 25, 2002
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