Object Details

Image courtesy of Winterthur Museum

Anna Hofmann, n.d.

Sampler Archive ID: SA000240
Maker: Anna Hofmann
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: Unknown
Place Made: Probably Pennsylvania
Year Made: Unknown
Decade Made: Unsure
Owner: Winterthur Museum
Accession Number: 1964.1702
Object Credit: Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont
Contributor: Winterthur Museum

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery Darning pulled work
Shape: Mostly square hemmed on all edges, mounted to a modern backboard
Object Dimensions: 14.12 H x 13.12 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Anna Hofmann
Motifs/Symbols: , darned areas, mostly square, with various darns
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread: Cotton
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Red, White
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Darning, Hemstitch, pulled
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: The Diligent Needle: Instrument of Profit, Pleasure, and Ornament
Host: Winterthur Museum
Location: Winterthur, DE
Date: Aug. 23, 2014 – Jul. 5, 2015


Author(s): Winterthur Museum
Title: The Diligent Needle: Instrument of Profit, Pleasure, and Ornament
Publication/Publisher: Winterthur Museum (exhibition catalog), pp.12-13
Date: 2014

Author(s): Susan Burrows Swan
Title: Plain & Fancy: American Women and Their Needlework, 1700-1850
Publication/Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, p.63
Date: 1977

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