Object Details

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Anne King, 1769

Sampler Archive ID: SA000221
Maker: Anne King
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: Unknown
Place Made: Unknown
Year Made: 1769
Decade Made: 1760-1769
Owner: Winterthur Museum
Accession Number: 1958.2229
Object Credit: Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont
Contributor: Winterthur Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler, canvaswork
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 12.60 H x 7.87 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 15.20 H x 10.50 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Personal name, Date, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
ANNE 
KING HER ZAM
PLER 1769
Motifs/Symbols: Floral and plant, Geometric, abstract floral border on three sides; descending peaks on bottom border; central vine with flowers, fruits, and two leaves occupies bottom 2/3 of sam
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen presume linen based on knowledge of object type
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Unsure
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Green, Pink, Red, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Moderate loss
Text: Slight loss
Symbols: Slight loss
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Irish, Tent
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:

Conservator: Winterthur Museum
Date:
Actions:
Other actions: The sampler is now mounted on modern, muslin-wrapped rag board and set in its original frame.

Exhibitions:
Literature:

Author(s): Margaret Boyles
Title: Needlepoint Stitchery
Publication/Publisher: McMillan Publishing Co.
Date: 1973

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