Sharp, Mary, maker, England
bordered sampler; category
late 18th century
Cotton friendship sampler embroidered in polychrome silks in cross-stitch. Three edges are hemmed and there is a selvedge on the right side. An inscription is framed by a blue and yellow bud-border and inside it a large flower basket flanked on either side by a large stylised flower sits above the verse which reads ' this gift my friend/To the I. send/In hope to be approved/ I have done my best/ i protest/ For one so well beloved/ Mary Sharp to Mary/ Limmer June 25 1790'.
embroidering; whole; cross-stitch
silk; whole; blue, yellow, green, pink
Cotton friendship sampler embroidered in polychrome silks in cross-stitch. Three edges are hemmed and there is a selvedge on the right side.
length, 19, cm
width, 15.25, cm
length, 7.1/2, in
width, 5.5/8, in
bequeathed; 1928-12-07; Glaisher, J.W.L., Dr
Humphrey, Carol. 1997. Fitzwilliam Museum Handbooks, Samplers.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 70
Publ. No. 30
Object Number: T.165-1928
(record id: 110711; input: 2004-11-05; modified: 2012-12-06)