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Needlework Picture

1962.130 (RS103778)

Description

This oval, silk mourning picture depicts a large tomb in middle ground with a painted inscription on its front and side. A female figure, representing Hope, dressed in white leans on an anchor and points toward Heaven. A small pond with swan occupies the foreground.

Details

Maker
Pickard, Hannah, 1789- (Embroiderer)
Date
1805
circa
Inscriptions
"This momment in gratitude to The Legacy bequeathed to the Town of Rowley""/""Sacred to The Memory of/The Rev. Ezekiel Rogers/first minister of The Gospel in Rowley/who emigrated from Great Britain 1638/Obt. Jan. 25th 1660." (Painted)
"Hannah Pickard" (Gold paint)
Location of origin
Rowley, Massachusetts
Material
embroidering
paintings (visual works)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
embroidering
funerary art
needlework (visual works)
paintings (visual works)
Picture, Needlework
silk (textile)
Dimensions
15 1/2 x 13 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1962.130
Credit Line
Gift of Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
46683

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