Coat of arms: Rufus Greene family coat of arms

American
1745
Embroidered by Katherine Greene Amory (American (Boston, Massachusetts), 1731–1777), School of Susanna Condy (American, 1686–1747)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

88.2 x 87.3 x 6.7 cm (34 3/4 x 34 3/8 x 2 5/8 in.) Textile on the strainer: 47 x 50.8 x 1 cm (18 1/2 x 20 x 3/8)

Accession Number

39.243

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk, wool, and glass beads, and gilded wood frame with glass

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Greene family coat of arms worked on linen in tent-stitch with silk and wool. Square panel, hung cornerwise, the ground worked with neutral green silk on which is a blue shield (worked with silk) with three stags or bucks worked in neutral brown wool, with lines of black shading and beads for eyes. The mantling is worked with red, cream, and blue wool and yellow silk. The helmet is worked with blue and white wool and yellow silk; the crest, a stag or buck’s head, is worked with brown wool, with a bead eye. On a yellow silk scroll below the shield is the following inscription: “Ruf. Greene Kath Greene, 1745” Framed in ornate gold frame made by Boston cabinet maker, William Price (1684-1771) and embroidered under the tutelage of Susanna Condy (died 1747).

Provenance

Collection of Maxim and Martha Karolik

Credit Line

The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts