1958.2877 A, B Needlework Picture and Frame
  • 1958.2877 A, B Needlework Picture and Frame
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Needlework picture (Mourning picture)

  • Category:


  • Creator (Role):

    Margaret Ten Eyck (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Albany, New York, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:


  • Materials:

    Silk; Watercolor

  • Techniques:

    Embroidered, Painted, Woven (satin)

  • Museum Object Number:

    1958.2877 A

  • Complete Details

Object Number

1958.2877 A

Object Name

Needlework picture (Mourning picture)



Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Margaret Ten Eyck (Maker)
Margaret Bleeker Ten Eyck was the daughter of the Margaret Bleeker who married Harmanus Ten Eyck (1750-1828) in 1776. Her wedding shoes (1958.2944) used to live on the washstand in the Gold and White Bedroom. During the years close to 2010, these resided in textile storage. Harmanus Ten Eyck was the great great grandfather of Henry Francis duPont. His portrait (1959.1393 A, B) hangs in the Liverpool Hall, outside of the Gold and White Room. The church appears in numerous American paper and fabric scenes.

Place of Origin

Albany, New York, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; On picture; "In Memory / of / Henry Ten Eyck / obit 1st July 1794 / AEt: 8 Yrs & 5 Mths." (embroidered thread)
2. Inscription; On picture; "In Memory of / Catharine Ten Eyck / Obit:25th. Aug: 1797 / AEt: 18 Months." (embroidered thread)
3. Inscription; On glass mat; "M TEN EYCK 1805" (gilt lettering)
4. Label; on the side edge of frame; "58.2877 b" (red paint)
5. Label; on cardboard backing; "58.2877 A & B" (graphite)
6. Label; tag tied to frame hook; "58.2877 a b / Gold & white" (graphite)


Silk; Watercolor


Embroidered, Painted, Woven (satin)

Construction Description

Hand-stitched, hand-painted

Dimensions (inches)

22.125 (L) , 15.5 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

56.197 (L) , 39.37 (W)

Measurement Notes

Dimensions refer to the area visible within the frame. Glass mat measurements: L: 19.625; W: 26.375

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Ames, Kenneth L. 1977 Beyond Necessity: Art in the Folk Tradition.
Published: p. 39, fig. 25; p.110, cat. no. 47.
[Book] Swan, Susan Burrows. 1976 A Winterthur Guide to American Needlework.
Published: p. 92, fig. 68