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The Farm Called Arnolds in The Parish of Stapelforth Abby & Lambourn in the County of Essex

Sampler
ca. 1790 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

We do not know who made this elaborate and precise depiction in embroidery of Arnolds Farm. It may have been worked as a sophisticated exercise during a young girl's education, combining needlework skills with a lesson in geography and rural economy.
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Materials and Techniques
Embroidered woollen canvas with coloured silks and chenille thread
Brief Description
Sampler 'The Farm Called Arnolds in The Parish of Stapelforth Abby & Lambourn in the County of Essex' of embroidered woollen canvas with coloured silks, Essex, ca. 1790
Physical Description
Sampler of embroidered woollen canvas with coloured silks and chenille thread in long and short, satin and cross stitches, with French knots and couched work. Embroidered with a map of a farm and entitled 'A map of the farm called Arnolds in the parishes of Stapelforb Abby and Lamboun in the county of Essex being part of the estate of' and this is followed by the individual fields named and their areas, and then the names are repeated in a table on the right. Picture of a cottage in a medallion above. Dogs, cat and birds, and a floral border down each side, and baskets of flowers in the corners decorate the map.
Dimensions
  • Height: 25.25in
  • Width: 21.25in
Marks and Inscriptions
'A MAP OF THE FARM CALLED ARNOLDS IN THE PARISHES OF STAPELFORB ABBY AND LAMBOUN IN THE COUNTY OF ESSEX BEING PART OF THE ESTATE OF' (Embroidered at the top)
Subjects depicted
Summary
We do not know who made this elaborate and precise depiction in embroidery of Arnolds Farm. It may have been worked as a sophisticated exercise during a young girl's education, combining needlework skills with a lesson in geography and rural economy.
Collection
Accession Number
T.65-1954

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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