Not currently on display at the V&A

Sampler

1948-1950 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Sampler mounted on a board. Linen embroidered with silk in laid work and long and short stitches. There is a large fox sitting, facing to the right but with its head twisted back so that it is looking along the length of its body. A vine with two bunches of large purple grapes arches above the fox. The picture is inspired by Aesop's fable of the fox and the grapes.
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object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Linen embroidered with silk
Brief Description
Sample of ecclesiastical needlework and/or embroidery by Barbara Dawson, British, Royal School of Needlework, 1948-50
Physical Description
Sampler mounted on a board. Linen embroidered with silk in laid work and long and short stitches. There is a large fox sitting, facing to the right but with its head twisted back so that it is looking along the length of its body. A vine with two bunches of large purple grapes arches above the fox. The picture is inspired by Aesop's fable of the fox and the grapes.
Dimensions
  • Length: 51cm
  • Width: 41cm
Credit line
Given by Miss Barbara Dawson
Production
Worked by Barbara Dawson as a student at the Royal School of Needlework.
Collection
Accession Number
T.50-2003

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record createdDecember 18, 2003
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