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Needlework Picture

1974.445 (RS103983)

Description

Oval-shaped mourning picture depicts a plinth surmounted by an urn, with a willow tree on the left and a kneeling woman in a white Empire-waisted dress and several small houses in the background to the right. The plinth is inscribed (see Inscription field for text). The picture is worked on an ivory silk ground in silk thread using long and short satin stitches, French knots, split and outline stitches with the background and the woman's arms and face filled in with watercolor.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1806
Inscriptions
"Sacred to the memory/ of Rann G. Goodridge/ who died 19 March 1804 AE __ / Eliza Goodridge / who died Jany 1806 AE 2" (Painted)
Material
ink
silk (textile)
watercolor (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Possibly Massachusetts (United States)
Possibly Newburyport (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
ink
needlework (visual works)
Picture, Needlework
silk (textile)
watercolor (paint)
Dimensions
18 1/16 x 15 1/8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1974.445
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Fred N. Kimball
GUSN
241643

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