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A family register
1814

Artist/s name
Medium
linen, silk (thread)
Measurements
44.5 x 32.3 cm
Place/s of Execution
England
Accession Number
CT4-1984
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by the Estate of Mr William Rees, 1984
Gallery location
NGV Kids Gallery
Ground Level, NGV International
About

This atypical sampler in black wool cross-stitch, with small decorative motifs, records Susanna Gillmore’s family genealogy. Made when she was twelve, there is enough information here to trace her family in parish registers and determine Gillmore’s marriage in 1835 in Frome to Arthur Southcombe Tucker.

—text from Exquisite Threads (Apr 2015)