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Needlework picture

Description

Castle in background. Foliage and rocks surround it. In foreground is a body of water with two figures at the right. Worked up to sky in silk floss in a variety of stitches. Sky is watercolor painted on the white silk background fabric. Glass has a reverse painted (eglomise) mat in black and gold with an inscription (see Inscription field). Original gilded wood framed with beaded edge.

Details

Maker
Boardman, Susannah White, 1783-1858 (Embroiderer)
Date
1795-1805
Inscriptions
Black and gold inscribed: ""WORKED BY MISS S. WHITE, MRS. ROWSONS ACADEMY/ MEDFORD"" Inscription in ink on back: ""Worked by/ Susannah, daughter of John & Susannah (White) White/ Born in Haverhill, Mass. March 28, 1783 died March 26, 1858, Boston/ Married Nov. 7, 1805, Benjamin Greenleaf Boardman.""
Location of origin
Medford, Massachusetts
Material
paper (fiber product)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Medford (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
needlework (visual works)
paper (fiber product)
Picture, Needlework
silk (textile)
Dimensions
9 7/8 x 10 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1945.56
Credit Line
Bequest of Mrs. E.D. Boardman
GUSN
17289

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