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Sampler (England), 1766

This is a Sampler. It was embroidered by Ruth Bolerworth. It is dated 1766 and we acquired it in 1941. Its medium is silk and metal thread embroidery, wool foundation and its technique is cross, tent, satin and stem stitches on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe. It is credited Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe.

Its dimensions are

Warp x Weft: 50 x 37 cm (19 11/16 x 14 9/16 in.)

It is signed

"Elizabeth Bolerworth, aged 15 years."

Cite this object as

Sampler (England), 1766; Embroidered by Ruth Bolerworth ; silk and metal thread embroidery, wool foundation; Warp x Weft: 50 x 37 cm (19 11/16 x 14 9/16 in.); Bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe; 1941-69-142

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