Needlework Picture

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1804

GUSN

GUSN-46850

Description

This round, silk mourning picture depicts nine mourners dressed in black huddle around a monument with urn on top. Some string a garland of roses on the front and side of the monument. One weeping willow on either side and a white classical revival house at the left.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Label

Curator's Note: A young member of the Abbe family worked this exquisite memorial at Lydia Royse's school in Hartford, CT. It is nearly identical to one worked by Mary Treadwell for her sister Lucy Jerome. See Betty Ring, Girlhood Embroideries, Vol. 1 p. 216. Mary Treadwell and the young Abbe girl were most likely classmates.

Inscription

""In/memory/of A Father/SHUBAEL ABBE/ob April 16th 1804/AE 39 years"" (Painted)

Maker

Abbe, unknown

Location of Origin

Hartford, Connecticut

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

20 x 20 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Huntly H. Gilbert

Accession Number

1963.341

Places

Connecticut (United States)