Object Details

Image courtesy of Winterthur Museum

E. S. Sefford, n.d.

Sampler Archive ID: SA000215
Maker: E. S. Sefford
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: Unknown
Place Made: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Year Made: Unknown
Decade Made: 1800-1809
Owner: Winterthur Museum
Accession Number: 1957.0783
Object Credit: Bequest of Henry Francis Du Pont
Contributor: Winterthur Museum

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Memorial or Mourning Picture
Needlework techniques: Embroidery watercolor
Shape: Wide rectangle
Object Dimensions: 17.00 H x 18.20 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 20.10 H x 21.00 W (inches)
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: , Memorial, list of Revolutionary War battles in NJ, memorial to George Washington
Text medium: Handwritten
Trenton Princeton Monmouth Yorktown
Pater Patriae
Sacred to the Memory of the
    truly Illustrious
 George Washington, Renown'd
in War, Great in the Senate, & possessed of every Qualification
to render him worthy the Title of  
   Great and Good.
E.S. Sefford
Motifs/Symbols: Architectural, Floral and plant, Human figure, Human made object
Scenes/Pictures: Allegorical or symbolic, Mourning or memorial
Ground: Silk
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread: Silk Metal
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Gold, Pink, Rust, Tan, White
Thread Condition: Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: Paint
Stitch Types: Knotted, Long and short, Satin, Straight, couching stitch
Thread Count: Vertical:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State: unknown
Death Date:
Death Location:
Parents: Mother: Birth: Death:
Father: Birth: Death:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Henry Francis du Pont
Relation to maker: none

Exhibitions: Title: With Cunning Needle: Four Centuries of Embroidery
Host: Winterthur Museum
Location: Winterthur, DE
Date: Sep. 3, 2011 – Jan. 8, 2012


Author(s): Winterthur Museum
Title: With Cunning Needle: Four Centuries of Embroidery
Publication/Publisher: Winterthur Museum (exhibition catalog), p.6.
Date: 2011

Author(s): Susan Burrows Swan
Title: Plain & Fancy: American Women and their Needlework 1650-1850
Publication/Publisher: Curious Works Press, p. 200
Date: 1995

Author(s): Susan Burrows Swan
Title: Plain & Fancy: American Women and Their Needlework 1700-1850
Publication/Publisher: Curious Works Press, p. 186
Date: 1977

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