Needlework Picture

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1813

GUSN

GUSN-47773

Description

In this silk mourning picture a woman is bent over an elevated tomb. Her arms and head are painted. A large weeping willow spreads its leaves over the tomb, cypress trees surround the scene. Stitches used in this work include: satin stitch, long and short satin stitch, rice stitch, French knot, split stitch, filling stitch.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

""To the memory of/Mrs. Nancy Bradford/who died/ November 8th 1813/Aged 26 years""/""Corinthians 2 Book/4 chap/14th verse""

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

19 x 17 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Miss F. Josephine Baker

Accession Number

1969.409

Date

1813 (circa)

Places

Cambridge (Worcester county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)