Object Details

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Sarah Ann Kemp, 1836

Sampler Archive ID: SA000702
Maker: Sarah Ann Kemp
Maker Birthplace: Unknown
Maker Age: 10-12 years
Place Made: Unknown
Year Made: 1836
Decade Made: 1830-1839
Owner: Fenimore Art Museum
Accession Number: N0014.2011.06
Object Credit: Donor: Jane Forbes Clark
Contributor: Fenimore Art Museum

Physical Characteristics

Object type: Sampler
Needlework techniques: Embroidery
Shape: Mostly square
Object Dimensions: 16.00 H x 17.00 W (inches)
Framed Dimensions: 20.50 H x 21.00 W (inches)
Borders: 1
Decorative Bands: 0
Dividing Lines: 2
Enclosures: None
Text types: Personal name, Date, Verse, Maker signature
Text medium: Stitched
Love to GOD Produces Love to Men.
Let gratitude in acts of goodness flow;
Our love in God, in love to man below.
Be this our joy___to calm the troubled breast,
Support the weak, and succour the distrest;
Direct the wand'rer, dry the widow's tear;
The orphan guard, the sinking spirits cheer.
Tho' small our pow'r to act. tho mean our skill.
God sees the heart, he judges by the will.
Sarah Ann Kemp's Work.
In the 11th Year of her Age.
Anno Domini 1836.
Motifs/Symbols: Animals, Birds and insects, Floral and plant,
Scenes/Pictures: Other, Deer sitting under a tree
Ground: Linen
Ground Condition: Wear:
Thread: Silk Wool
Thread Colors Front: Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Tan, White
Thread Condition: Borders: Intact
Text: Intact
Symbols: Intact
Other Materials:
Stitch Types: Cross, Tent
Thread Count: Vertical: 36
Horizontal: 42

Maker History

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Birth Name:
Estimated from sampler, "In the 11th Year of her Age" = 10 years old
Birth Location:
State: Unknown
Death Date:
Death Location:

Object History

Previous Owners:

Name: Jane Forbes Clarke
Relation to maker: unknown


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