Needlework Picture

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

ca. 1806

GUSN

GUSN-7330

Description

This mourning picture worked in silk satin stitches on a satin ground depicts two women in white dresses flanking an inscribed monument surmounted by an urn. One places flowers on the monument while the other points to the inscription and holds a large anchor (symbol of hope, faith and love). There are houses at the extreme left and a weeping willow at the center. The picture is under a reverse painted (eglomise) glass and in a gilt frame.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

""Sacred/To/The Memory/of/Elizabeth Ann Center./ OBT. 4th August, 1806./AET. 10 Months./Happy Infant early blest, Rest in Peaceful Slumber, rest./Early rescued from the cares/Which increase with growing years"" (Embroidered)

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Charlestown, MA

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

24 15/16 x 20 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift from Miss Virginia Stockwell

Accession Number

1921.349

Places

Possibly Massachusetts (United States)
Possibly