Needlework Picture

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1805

GUSN

GUSN-46683

Description

This oval, silk mourning picture depicts a large tomb in middle ground with a painted inscription on its front and side. A female figure, representing Hope, dressed in white leans on an anchor and points toward Heaven. A small pond with swan occupies the foreground.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"This momment in gratitude to The Legacy bequeathed to the Town of Rowley""/""Sacred to The Memory of/The Rev. Ezekiel Rogers/first minister of The Gospel in Rowley/who emigrated from Great Britain 1638/Obt. Jan. 25th 1660." (Painted)
"Hannah Pickard" (Gold paint)

Maker

Pickard, Hannah, 1789- (Embroiderer)

Location of Origin

Rowley, Massachusetts

Dimensions

15 1/2 x 13 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1962.130

Date

1805 (circa)

Places

Massachusetts (United States)