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Needlework Coat of Arms

1991.1285.2 (RS21182)

Description

Framed needlework coat-of-arms of the Dummer family. Worked on golden (off-white) silk ground; shows shield with lion rampant above three fleur-de-lys, supported by leafy vine and two elegant birds, helmet and crest are above the shield, under reverse-painted glass with a black and gold edge; in original gessoed and gilded wooden frame. The embroidered inscription at the bottom reads: "Wrought by Abigail Little"; the scroll inscription reads: "BY THE/NAME OF/DUMMER". Colors include:gold, red, blue, and brown. Needlework on satin. Photo: Negative #46185-4 July/1993 Worked on by Abigail Little, 1787-1871, the daughter of Elizbeth (Dummer) and Moses Little of Newburyport as a student at Bradford Academy.

Details

Maker
Little, Abigail, 1787-1871 (Maker)
Date
ca. 1801
Inscriptions
Embroidered inscription on the scroll reads: BY THE/NAME OF/DUMMER . Also embroidered/singed at the bottom of the object's face reads: Wrought by Abigail Little .
Location of origin
Newburyport, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
embroidering
gesso
gilding
glass (material)
reverse painting on glass (image-making)
silk (textile)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
coats of arms
Embroidered
embroidering
gesso
Gilded
gilding
glass (material)
heraldry
needlework (visual works)
Picture, Needlework
Reverse Painted
reverse painting on glass (image-making)
Silk
silk (textile)
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
Mr. Moses Little
Mrs. Elizabeth Dummer Little
Dimensions
20 1/4 x 16 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1285.2
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11034

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