Object Details

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Sarah Keen, 1762

Sampler Archive ID: SA000219
Maker: Sarah Keen
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: Unknown
Place Made: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Year Made: 1762
Decade Made: 1760-1769
Owner: Winterthur Museum
Accession Number: 1958.2013
Object Credit: Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont
Contributor: Winterthur Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler, Whitework
Needlework techniques: Drawn work Lacework or Cutwork Dresden work
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 8.12 H x 6.87 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: H x W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: 1
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Date, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Sarah Keen 1762
Motifs/Symbols: Floral and plant, Geometric, hearts
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Unsure cotton or linen
Thread Colors Front: White
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: , Dresden work or "whitework"
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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City: unknown
County: unknown
State: unknown
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Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Henry Francis du Pont
Relation to maker: none

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

Title: Winterthur Museum Permanent Display
Host: Winterthur Museum
Location: Winterthur, DE
Date: ongoing

Literature:

Author(s): Winterthur Museum
Title: With Cunning Needle: Four Centuries of Embroidery
Publication/Publisher: Winterthur Museum (exhibition catalog), p.25
Date: 2011

Author(s): Susan Burrows Swan
Title: Plain & Fancy: American Women and Their Needlework 1650-1850
Publication/Publisher: Curious Works Press, p. 138
Date: 1995

Author(s): Susan Burrows Swan
Title: Plain & Fancy: American Women and Their Needlework 1700-1850,
Publication/Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, p. 51
Date: 1977

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