Embroidered picture

English or American
Early 19th century

Object Place: England or U.S.A.


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Americas, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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.


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

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection