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Needlework picture

Description

Embroidered scene from Sterne's Sentimental Journey through France and Italy, depicting Yorick and Maria with her dog. A carriage and the next town in Yorick's journey lie behind them. Frame backed with wallpaper; painted black frame w/ inner and outer (originally) gilt border.

Details

Maker
Jervis, Maria (Maker)
Date
1790-1798
Maria married John Gardiner in 1798.
Inscriptions
On back: ""Made by Maria Jarvis (Phila, Mother of Mrs. Nathaniel Gilman (Exeter)).""
Beneath embroidery on lower left "Maria Jervis fecit." in center: "MARIA" and in lower right " {illegible--from?} Stearne's Journey"
Location of origin
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Associated Building
Gilman Garrison House (Exeter, N.H.).
Material
silk (textile)
watercolor (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Pennsylvania (United States)
Descriptive terms
needlework (visual works)
Picture, Needlework
Silk
silk (textile)
Watercolor
watercolor (paint)
People and organizations
Sterne's Sentimental Journey
Dimensions
23.75 x 19.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1966.1364
Credit Line
Bequest of William Perry Dudley
GUSN
26028

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