Needlework picture

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1795-1805

GUSN

GUSN-17290

Description

A needlework landscape with a ruined castle in left background and a shepherd with his dog in front of several sheep. The picture is a combination of silk floss worked in a variety of stitches and a watercolor painted sky.

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."" Framer's label on back (""J.F. Cabot and Brother"") (late 19th C.)

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

1945.57

Places

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