Needlework Picture

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1810-1815

GUSN

GUSN-50128

Description

Silk Mourning Picture. A man and boy lean on either side of a memorial with urn on top. A little girl sits at the left. A garland of roses is draped around the urn. The sky and the peoples' hands and faces are painted. There is a large weeping willow behind the memorial. stitches: satin stitch

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

""Sacred to the memory/of/Mrs. Hannah Kuhn, wife of Mr. Jacob Kuhn/of Boston, who died Novr 15th 1797/aged 36 years/Hope looks beyond the bounds of time/When what we now deplore,/Shall rise in full immortal prime/And bloom to fade no more."" ""Wrought by Anne Kuhn, AE 13 years""

Maker

Kuhn, Anne, 1797-1880 (Embroiderer)
Johnston, John, 1753-1818 (Artist)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

18 x 24 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Eleanor Clark Bowser

Accession Number

1982.157

Reference Notes

November

Date

1810-1815 (circa)

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)