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Collection Textiles, Textiles
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleHistorical Association: Nelson, Horatio
Provenance: Lupson, Mary
EventsFrench Revolutionary Wars: Battle of the Nile, 1798

Object details:

Object ID TXT0029
Description Framed and glazed linen sampler worked with silk thread using various techniques, including satin stitch, cross stitch, French knots, cord stitch and long and short stitch. The sampler features motifs of flowers and birds as well the verse: 'Do you my Fair endeavour to possess / An Elegance of mind as well as dress / Be that your ornament and know to Please / By graceful Natures unaffected Ease.' There is also an embroidered medallion which contains a foul anchor under a willow and the inscription: 'Nelson/ hero of the Nile/ 1799'. The maker’s name, Mary Lupson, is stitched at the bottom.
Date made circa 1800

Artist/Maker Lupson, Mary
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials cotton; wool; wood; glass
Measurements Frame: 420 x 368 x 25 mm
  • Sampler (TXT0029)
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