Needlework picture

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1790-1798

GUSN

GUSN-26028

Description

Embroidered scene from Sterne's Sentimental Journey through France and Italy, depicting Yorick and Maria with her dog. A carriage and the next town in Yorick's journey lie behind them. Frame backed with wallpaper; painted black frame w/ inner and outer (originally) gilt border.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

On back: ""Made by Maria Jarvis (Phila, Mother of Mrs. Nathaniel Gilman (Exeter)).""
Beneath embroidery on lower left "Maria Jervis fecit." in center: "MARIA" and in lower right " {illegible--from?} Stearne's Journey"

Associated Building

Gilman Garrison House (Exeter, N.H.),

People and Organizations

Sterne's Sentimental Journey

Maker

Jervis, Maria (Maker)

Location of Origin

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dimensions

23.75 x 19.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perry Dudley

Accession Number

1966.1364

Date

1790-1798 (Maria married John Gardiner in 1798.)

Places

Pennsylvania (United States)