Needlework Picture

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1800-1820

GUSN

GUSN-31991

Description

Needlework picture of a central female figure in Grecian dress with a palm frond held in her right hand. Left hand holds two staves, one topped with Phrygian cap, the other with the American flag. Surmounting the silk floss flag stripes is a silk applique eagle. Foreground is worked in satin stitch in shades of green to represent plants and vines. The middle ground is a line of french knot worked trees. At the far left is a silk palm tree. Painted sky in two colors. Oval set on a square ground. Ground is made of silk taffeta with a visible selvedge on bottom edge. Pencil inscription at top of oval "Europe". Never mounted.

Details

Descriptive Terms

needlework (visual works)
textiles
paint (coating)
embroidering
silk (fiber)
liberty caps
Needlework
Unidentified Textile
Needlework

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

14 7/16 x 14 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Accession Number

1928.234

Places

Possibly Newburyport (Essex county, Massachusetts)