Needlework Picture

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

ca. 1829

GUSN

GUSN-34010

Description

Mourning picture depicting a woman dressed in white leaning on a cylindrical monument surmounted by an urn. There is a weeping willow at her left. To the right in the distance are a church and another tree. The woman's face and arms, the background and church at right are painted. Stitches used in the picture include satin and French knots. It is framed and under a reverse painted (eglomise) glass.

Details

Descriptive Terms

needlework (visual works)
funerary art
embroidering
silk (textile)
Picture, Needlework

Inscription

""In Memory/of/Eben.R Tufts/who Died/Nov:7th 1829/AE 20 years""

Additional Identification Number

A127

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Boston, MA

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

27 5/6 x 21 13/16 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Mr. William F. Tufts

Accession Number

1931.702

Places

Possibly