Needlework picture

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1795-1805

GUSN

GUSN-17289

Description

Castle in background. Foliage and rocks surround it. In foreground is a body of water with two figures at the right. Worked up to sky in silk floss in a variety of stitches. Sky is watercolor painted on the white silk background fabric. Glass has a reverse painted (eglomise) mat in black and gold with an inscription (see Inscription field). Original gilded wood framed with beaded edge.

Details

Descriptive Terms

needlework (visual works)
paper (fiber product)
silk (textile)
Picture, Needlework

Inscription

Black and gold inscribed: ""WORKED BY MISS S. WHITE, MRS. ROWSONS ACADEMY/ MEDFORD"" Inscription in ink on back: ""Worked by/ Susannah, daughter of John & Susannah (White) White/ Born in Haverhill, Mass. March 28, 1783 died March 26, 1858, Boston/ Married Nov. 7, 1805, Benjamin Greenleaf Boardman.""

Maker

Boardman, Susannah White, 1783-1858 (Embroiderer)

Location of Origin

Medford, Massachusetts

Dimensions

9 7/8 x 10 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. E.D. Boardman

Accession Number

1945.56

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Medford (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)