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Embroidery created by "Mrs Prince", 1919

Identifier: Coll-1848/20-0067

Scope and Contents

Embroidery done by a "Mrs Prince" in 1919. It artfully depicts a variety of elements and scenes in small panels: flowers and plants, animals (including a rooster, butterflies, fish, geese, and a dragon), a woman from side-on looking at a landscape, and a man from behind, holding what looks like a spear and looking over a high wall.

There is very little metadata accompanying this piece, but given its style, this could be an example of embroidered samplers made by students at the Edinburgh College of Art to show the variety of their embroidery techniques. Embroidery was taught in the School of Design and Crafts, as a part of an applied arts programme that included woodcarving, stained glass and metal work.

Item transferred to Edinburgh University Art Collections on 30 April 2024.


  • Creation: 1919


Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.


0.6 linear metre

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated in September 2020. Accession no. SC-Acc-2020-0067.


For more information on ECA embroidery samplers, see: "February – Embroidered Sampler, c. 1915", Artisans and the Craft Economy in Scotland, [accessed 28 June 2021].

Processing Information

Item transferred to Edinburgh University Art Collections on 30 April 2024.

Processing Information

Catalogued by Aline Brodin in June 2021.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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