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Needlework Picture

1928.234 (RS264978)

Description

Needlework picture of a central female figure in Grecian dress with a palm frond held in her right hand. Left hand holds two staves, one topped with Phrygian cap, the other with the American flag. Surmounting the silk floss flag stripes is a silk applique eagle. Foreground is worked in satin stitch in shades of green to represent plants and vines. The middle ground is a line of french knot worked trees. At the far left is a silk palm tree. Painted sky in two colors. Oval set on a square ground. Ground is made of silk taffeta with a visible selvedge on bottom edge. Pencil inscription at top of oval "Europe". Never mounted.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1820
Material
embroidering
paint (coating)
silk (fiber)
textiles
Object type
Art
Places
Possibly Newburyport (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
embroidering
liberty caps
Needlework
needlework (visual works)
paint (coating)
silk (fiber)
textiles
Unidentified Textile
Dimensions
14 7/16 x 14 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1928.234
GUSN
31991

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