Needlework sampler, drawn thread, cotton, made by Mary Murphy, Ireland/Australia, 1837-1860

Made by Murphy, Mary in Dublin, Ireland, 1837-1860.

Needlework sampler, drawn thread, cotton, Mary Murphy, Ireland/Australia, 1837-1860.
Drawn thread work sampler, small square panel of very fine cream cotton muslin, hand worked with five different rows of decorative drawn thread work, turned hems with fine drawn thread seams.

Summary

Object No.

92/68

Physical Description

Needlework sampler, drawn thread, cotton, Mary Murphy, Ireland/Australia, 1837-1860.
Drawn thread work sampler, small square panel of very fine cream cotton muslin, hand worked with five different rows of decorative drawn thread work, turned hems with fine drawn thread seams.

Dimensions

Width

110 mm

Depth

102 mm

Production

Notes

This sampler was made by Mary Murphy who was born in Ireland c.1817 and educated at the Female Model School, Kildare Place, Dublin between c.1832 and 1837. Her mother, Renata Sautelle, was a French Huguenot and had fled to Ireland with her family during the French revolution. Mary Murphy came to Australia as governess/teacher to her nephew's (George Murphy) ten children at Moruya. She taught the nine girls of the family music, embroidery, sewing, French and cooking.

This sampler was made 1837-1860.

Made

Murphy, Mary 1837-1860

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Ms Mary Blunden, 1992

Acquisition Date

20 January, 1992

Cite this Object

Harvard

Needlework sampler, drawn thread, cotton, made by Mary Murphy, Ireland/Australia, 1837-1860 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 January 2018, <https://ma.as/127835>

Wikipedia

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