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Needlework Picture

1917.341 (RS103736)

Description

This mourning picture depicts a man and a woman under a weeping willow tree, standing on either side of a monument surmounted by a large urn. The man points toward an inscription on the plinth. The sky and their hands and faces are painted in watercolor. This picture was worked primarily in long and short satin stitches. It is framed, with a modern oval mat, under glass.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1805
Inscriptions
""Abigael McIntoch/obit Oct- 4th 1788/Aged 54 years/John McIntouch/obit July 15th 1802/Aged 49 years/Abigael Baldwin/obit Sept- 17 1805/AE 9 Mo & 24 days."" [Please see Cataloger's Note] (in ink)
Material
embroidering
painting (coating)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Education
education
Embroidered
embroidering
funerary art
Mourning
mourning
needlework (visual works)
Painted
painting (coating)
Picture, Needlework
Silk
silk (textile)
Dimensions
21 1/2 x 18 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1917.341
Credit Line
Gift from Newton Mackintosh
GUSN
27457

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