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Needlework Picture

1931.702 (RS103796)

Description

Mourning picture depicting a woman dressed in white leaning on a cylindrical monument surmounted by an urn. There is a weeping willow at her left. To the right in the distance are a church and another tree. The woman's face and arms, the background and church at right are painted. Stitches used in the picture include satin and French knots. It is framed and under a reverse painted (eglomise) glass.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1829
Inscriptions
""In Memory/of/Eben.R Tufts/who Died/Nov:7th 1829/AE 20 years""
Location of origin
Boston, MA
Material
embroidering
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
embroidering
funerary art
needlework (visual works)
Picture, Needlework
silk (textile)
Dimensions
27 5/6 x 21 13/16 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1931.702
Credit Line
Gift from Mr. William F. Tufts
GUSN
34010

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