Needlework Picture

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1805

GUSN

GUSN-27457

Description

This mourning picture depicts a man and a woman under a weeping willow tree, standing on either side of a monument surmounted by a large urn. The man points toward an inscription on the plinth. The sky and their hands and faces are painted in watercolor. This picture was worked primarily in long and short satin stitches. It is framed, with a modern oval mat, under glass.

Details

Descriptive Terms

needlework (visual works)
funerary art
embroidering
painting (coating)
silk (textile)
education
mourning
Silk
Embroidered
Painted
Education
Mourning
Picture, Needlework

Inscription

""Abigael McIntoch/obit Oct- 4th 1788/Aged 54 years/John McIntouch/obit July 15th 1802/Aged 49 years/Abigael Baldwin/obit Sept- 17 1805/AE 9 Mo & 24 days."" [Please see Cataloger's Note] (in ink)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

21 1/2 x 18 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Newton Mackintosh

Accession Number

1917.341