Object Details

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Jane Simons, 1737

Sampler Archive ID: SA000250
Maker: Jane Simons
Maker Birthplace: Possibly Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Possibly Oyster Bay, Long Island, Nassau County, New York
Year Made: 1737
Decade Made: 1730-1739
Owner: Winterthur Museum
Accession Number: 1975.0040
Object Credit: Museum purchase
Contributor: Winterthur Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 20.90 H x 8.31 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 23.30 H x 11.10 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: 3
Dividing Lines: 19
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Personal name, Date, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Jane Simons her sampler
made in the tenth year of
her age 1737 
The Gracio
[u]s God did giver time
to do ths work you se
e that others mayd lar
n the same when I shall c
ease to be
Motifs/Symbols: Floral and plant
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Wool
Thread Colors Front: Blue, Brown, Gold, Green, Pink, Red, Tan, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Moderate loss
Text: Moderate loss
Symbols: Moderate loss
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Chain, Eyelet, Hemstitch, Irish, Running, Satin, Straight, Cross stitch variations, Alternating Double Backstitch
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
calculated from object: "In the tenth year of her age"
Birth Location:
Information from previous owner, dealer in Oyster Bay, NY
County: Information from previous owner, dealer in Oyster Bay, NY
State Information from previous owner, dealer in Oyster Bay, NY
Death Date:
Death Location:
Religion:
Parents: Mother: Birth: Death:
Father: Birth: Death:
Marriages:
Children:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: James Abbe, Jr. 45 West Main Street, Oyster Bay, N.Y
Relation to maker: none/dealer

Conservation:
None

Conservator: Winterthur Museum
Date: July 1979
Actions:
Other actions: remounted by Conservation in July 1979

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

Literature:

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

Author(s): Susan Burrows Swan
Title: Plain & Fancy: American Women and their Needlework, 1650-1850
Publication/Publisher: Curious Works Press, plate 3
Date: 1995

Author(s): Susan Burrows Swan
Title: Plain & Fancy: American Women and Their Needlework, 1700-1850
Publication/Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, p. 4
Date: 1977

Author(s): Susan Burrows Swan
Title: A Winterthur Guide to American Needlework
Publication/Publisher: New York: Crown Publishers, p. 11
Date: 1976

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