Object Details

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Ann Jane Couper, 1824

Sampler Archive ID: SA000289
Maker: Ann Jane Couper
Maker Birthplace: New Castle County, Delaware
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: New Castle County, Delaware
School/Teacher:Deborah H. Mundall's Seminary
Year Made: 1824
Decade Made: 1820-1829
Owner: Winterthur Museum
Accession Number: 1993.0048
Object Credit: Please Contact Winterthur Registrar's Office for Credit Line
Contributor: Winterthur Museum


Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Tall rectangle
Object Dimensions: 17 H x 13 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: There is no frame.
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: None
Dividing Lines: 4
Enclosures: None
Text types: Alphabet, Number series, Place name, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Unshaken as the sacred Hill
   And fixed as mountains stand
Shall rest the soul that does Gods will
And leans upon his Hand.
Ann Jane Couper's work done in the 11th year 
of her age D.H.M's Seminary New Castle 1824
Motifs/Symbols: Floral and plant
Scenes/Pictures: None
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Cleanliness:
Loss:
Thread: Silk
Thread Colors Front: Black, Green, Orange, Purple, Red, Rust, White, Yellow
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials: None
Stitch Types: Cross, Eyelet, Queen or rococo, Rice, Satin, Straight
Thread Count: Vertical:
Horizontal:

Maker History

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Birth Name:
object
Birthdate:
tombstone
Birth Location:
City: unknown
County: New Castle
State: Delaware
Death Date:
tombstone
Death Location: probably Delaware
Religion:
burial in Presbyterian cemetery
Parents:
Winterthur files
Winterthur files
Winterthur files
Winterthur files
cemetery records
cemetery records
Marriages:
Spouse:
Delaware Marriages, 1713-1919
Birth: uncertiaDeath:
1860 census lists wife and child living with her parents
Date:
Delaware Marriages, 1713-1919
Place:
Delaware Marriages, 1713-1919
Children:
James Couper KerrBirth:
tombstone
Death:
tombstone

Object History

Previous Owners:
Conservation:
Exhibitions:
Literature:

Author(s): Linda Eaton
Title: Quilts in a Material World: Selections from the Winterthur Collection
Publication/Publisher: Abrams Books
Date: 2007

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