Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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sampler
  • England, United Kingdom
  • sampler, circa 1700
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • silk thread on linen, embroidering
  • Paper Type: bullion, cross, french knot, running,
  • Object Height/Width: 38.1 x 15.24 cm
    Object Height/Width: 15 x 6 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0944
Description
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Exhibitions

Sampler with horizontal registers of decoration. In the top register are floral and foliate motifs. The register below this has a rope-like pattern with knots or floral motifs. In the center are two full-length figures (identified as boxers wearing tight jerkins and drawers) and floral motifs. In the register below is a zigzag floral pattern. The bottom register has floral motifs separated by a scalloped border. One or more bands of floral motif separate each register. Colors include blue, brown, cream, greens, pink, yellow on tan.