Object Details

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Sarah Art, 1806

Sampler Archive ID: SA000263
Maker: Sarah Lees Art
Maker Birthplace: Pilottown, Sussex County, Delaware
Maker Age: 13-15 years
Place Made: Lewes, Sussex County, Delaware
Year Made: 1806
Decade Made: 1800-1809
Owner: Winterthur Museum
Accession Number: 1985.0052
Object Credit: Contact Winterthur Registrar's Office for Credit Line
Contributor: Winterthur Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques:
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 16.00 H x 14.20 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: H x W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Personal initials, Verse, Memorial
Text medium: Stitched
   an
 Emblem
   of
  Love
While beauty and  
pLeasure are now in their  
Prime and
FOLLY & FaShION  
expect our WhOLE tIME  
AH Let not those 
phantoms our wishes 
engage let us LIVE so in Youth 
that we BLush not in age
ThOugh the vain and the 
gaY MaY attend us a while 
Yet Let not their fLattrY  
our Prudence BeguILe 
Let us Covet those th 
WILL never decaY nor  
LISten to all that dece  
ivers can saY"
B-Art S-Art I-Art  
H-Art I-Art M-A Lees
Sarh Art her Work duN at LUIS in [stitches removed] the
fifth sep**r 1806
Motifs/Symbols:
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Gold, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Slight loss
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Chain, Long and short, Queen or rococo, Satin, Stem, Straight
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object, ancestry.com family trees
Birthdate:
Winterthur files
Birth Location:
Winterthur files
County: Sussex
State: Delaware
Death Date:
cemetery records
Death Location:
cemetery records
Religion:
Uncertain
Parents:
ancestry.com family trees
family trees
cemetery records
Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1700-1821
ancestry.com family trees
family trees
Marriages:
Spouse:
cemetery records
Birth:
cemetery records
Death:
cemetery records
Date:
family trees
Place:
Children:

Object History

Previous Owners:
Conservation:
Exhibitions:
Literature:

Author(s): Lynne Anderson, Gloria Seaman Allen
Title: Wrought with Careful Hand: Ties of Kinship on Delaware Samplers
Publication/Publisher: Biggs Museum of American Art & Sampler Consortium
Date: 2014

Author(s): Susan Burrows Swan
Title: Delaware Samplers
Publication/Publisher: Delaware Antiques Show Catalogue
Date: 1985

Author(s): Susan Burrows Swan
Title: Delaware Samplers
Publication/Publisher: Delaware Antiques Show Catalogue
Date: 1985

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