Object Details

Image courtesy of Winterthur Museum

M. M. Keatting, n.d.

Sampler Archive ID: SA000264
Maker: M. M. Keatting
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: Unknown
Place Made: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
School/Teacher:Folwell School
Year Made: Unknown
Decade Made: 1810-1819
Owner: Winterthur Museum
Accession Number: 1985.0096
Contributor: Winterthur Museum

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Embroidered Picture or Scene
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Wide rectangle
Object Dimensions: 25.70 H x 33.60 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 35.00 H x 43.00 W (inches)
Borders: None
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: None
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Other, Inscribed
Text medium: Printed Handwritten
M.M. Keatting
G Folwelle
Motifs/Symbols: Animals, Architectural, Floral and plant, Human made object, Religious
Scenes/Pictures: Religious or Biblical
Ground: Unsure
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread: Silk Metal chenille
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Gold, Green, Purple, Red, Tan, White
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: Paint, Ink, Other, spangles
Stitch Types: Knotted, Long and short, Satin, Straight
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:
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): Alexander L. Ames
Title: Sewing Tears of Silk: Susan Creamer/Cramer's Orphanhood Embroidery at St. Joseph's Academy, Emmitsburg, Maryland
Date: 2013

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

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

Author(s): Eleanor H. Gustafson
Title: Collectors' Notes: Godfrey Folwell
Publication/Publisher: The Magazine Antiques
Date: 1986

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