Object Details

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Mary King, 1754

Sampler Archive ID: SA000243
Maker: Mary King
Maker Birthplace: New Jersey
Maker Age: 13-15 years
Place Made: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Year Made: 1754
Decade Made: 1750-1759
Owner: Winterthur Museum
Accession Number: 1966.0978
Object Credit: Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont
Contributor: Winterthur Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Embroidered Picture or Scene
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Wide rectangle
Object Dimensions: 18.20 H x 24.10 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 21.00 H x 27.20 W (inches)
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Date, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
   1754 
Mary King
Motifs/Symbols: Animals, Birds and insects, Floral and plant
Scenes/Pictures: Landscape
Ground: Silk
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk Metal
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Gold, Green, Pink, Red, Tan, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: Beads
Stitch Types: Knotted, Long and short, Satin, Stem, Straight, couching, padded satin
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
cemetery records
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: unknown
State New Jersey, Marriage Records, 1683-1802
Death Date:
cemetery records
Death Location:
cemetery records
Religion:
Protestant
Parents:
Mother: uncertain
Birth:
Death:
Father: uncertainBirth: Death:
Marriages:
Spouse:
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915
Birth:
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915
Death:
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915
Date:
New Jersey, Marriage Records, 1683-1802
Place:
New Jersey, Marriage Records, 1683-1802
Children:
Sarah TurnerBirth: 1763Death: before 1768
Peter TurnerBirth: 1769Death: Jan. 11, 1793
Mary TurnerBirth: 1770Death: Oct. 10, 1822

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Henry Francis du Pont
Relation to maker: none

Conservation:
Exhibitions: Title: Winterthur Museum Permanent Display
Host: Winterthur Museum
Location: Winterthur, DE
Date: Ongoing

Literature:

Author(s): Jack L. Lindsey
Title: Worldly Goods: The Arts of Early Pennsylvania, 1680-1758
Publication/Publisher: Philadelphia Museum of Art, p. 225.
Date: 1999

Author(s): Susan Burrows Swan
Title: Plain & Fancy: American Women and their Needlework, 1650-1850
Publication/Publisher: Curious Works Press, p. 87
Date: 1995

Author(s): Betty Ring
Title: Girlhood Embroidery: American Samplers & Pictorial Needlework 1650-1850. Vol. I
Publication/Publisher: A. A. Knopf, , p. 356
Date: 1993

Author(s): Susan Burrows Swan
Title: Plain & Fancy: American Women and Their Needlework, 1700-1850
Publication/Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, , p. 81
Date: 1977

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