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Needlework Picture

1969.409 (RS103907)

Description

In this silk mourning picture a woman is bent over an elevated tomb. Her arms and head are painted. A large weeping willow spreads its leaves over the tomb, cypress trees surround the scene. Stitches used in this work include: satin stitch, long and short satin stitch, rice stitch, French knot, split stitch, filling stitch.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1813
circa
Inscriptions
""To the memory of/Mrs. Nancy Bradford/who died/ November 8th 1813/Aged 26 years""/""Corinthians 2 Book/4 chap/14th verse""
Material
embroidering
paintings (visual works)
silk (textile)
Object type
Art
Places
Cambridge (Worcester county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
embroidering
funerary art
needlework (visual works)
paintings (visual works)
Picture, Needlework
silk (textile)
Dimensions
19 x 17 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.409
Credit Line
Gift from Miss F. Josephine Baker
GUSN
47773

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