Needlework Picture

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1806

GUSN

GUSN-241643

Description

Oval-shaped mourning picture depicts a plinth surmounted by an urn, with a willow tree on the left and a kneeling woman in a white Empire-waisted dress and several small houses in the background to the right. The plinth is inscribed (see Inscription field for text). The picture is worked on an ivory silk ground in silk thread using long and short satin stitches, French knots, split and outline stitches with the background and the woman's arms and face filled in with watercolor.

Details

Descriptive Terms

needlework (visual works)
silk (textile)
watercolor (paint)
ink
Picture, Needlework

Inscription

"Sacred to the memory/ of Rann G. Goodridge/ who died 19 March 1804 AE __ / Eliza Goodridge / who died Jany 1806 AE 2" (Painted)

Additional Identification Number

A718

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

18 1/16 x 15 1/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Fred N. Kimball

Accession Number

1974.445

Places

Possibly Massachusetts (United States)
Possibly Newburyport (Essex county, Massachusetts)