Embroidered picture

English or American
Early 19th century


Object Place: England or U.S.A.

Dimensions

40.5 x 48.5 cm (15 15/16 x 19 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

43.1026

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave ground embroidered with silk and chenille threads, paint

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Embroidered picture of a man surrounded by three children, two girls and a boy, on a country lane with trees and hedges. Polychrome floss silk and chenille yarns on a cream colored silk ground. The sky and other parts of the background, as well as the heads and hands of the figures, are painted directly on the silk ground. Border unfinished. Mounted on a board.

Provenance

Collection of Elizabeth Day McCormick; gift to the MFA, October 14, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection