Sampled Lives: Samplers from the Fitzwilliam Museum

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Author: Carol Humphrey. 242 pages with over 130 colour illustrations. Showcasing over 100 samplers from the Fitzwilliam’s remarkable collection, Sampled Lives show the importance of samplers as documentary evidence of past lives. These beautifully embroidered and stitched samplers illuminate the lives of girls and women, from mid-17th century English Quakers to early 20th century school pupils, encompassing their education, employment, religion, family, societal status and needlework skills. It also highlights the individuality of each sampler, which in some cases is the only surviving document to record the existence of an ordinary young woman.

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Dimensions 28 × 21 cm

1 review for Sampled Lives: Samplers from the Fitzwilliam Museum

  1. Darlene Lara

    This is a fabulous book on the samplers in the collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum. If you are a sampler maker or a collector, you will want this book! The photography is wonderful and the photos are large, so that you can see as much of the detail as the page will allow. And lots of written descriptions and comments on the samplers as well. Add this book to your collection of reference books. I assure, you will not be disappointed!

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