Object Details

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Elizabeth Lane, 1817

Sampler Archive ID: SA000216
Maker: Elizabeth Lane
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: Unknown
Place Made: probably Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Year Made: 1817
Decade Made: 1810-1819
Owner: Winterthur Museum
Accession Number: 1957.0784
Contributor: Winterthur Museum

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Memorial or Mourning Picture
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Wide rectangle
Object Dimensions: 14.20 H x 17.00 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 19.10 H x 22.10 W (inches)
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Date, Memorial, Title
Text medium: Printed
IN MEMORY~of~WASHINGTON. Elizabeth Lane fecit 1817
Motifs/Symbols: Architectural, Floral and plant, Human figure, Human made object, headstone with urn
Scenes/Pictures: Mourning or memorial
Ground: Unsure Probably silk
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread: Silk Unsure Possibly chenille
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Brown, Gold, Green, White
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: Paint, Ink, Unsure, Unsure if faces are painted on fabric or paper
Stitch Types: , photo resolution not clear enough
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: Winterthur Museum Permanent Display
Host: Winterthur Museum
Location: Winterthur, DE
Date: ongoing


Author(s): Susan Burrows Swan
Title: A Winterthur Guide to American Needlework
Publication/Publisher: New York: Crown Publishers, pp. 100-101
Date: 1976

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