Embroidered picture

Winter scene

American
Colonial
1740–50
Embroidered by Elizabeth Storer Smith (American, Massachusetts (Boston), 1726–1786), Derived from J. Sadeler


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

49.53 x 50.8 cm (19 1/2 x 20 in.)

Accession Number

1998.586

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk and wool in tent stitch

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Embroidered picture of a skating scene worked in polychrome wools and silks. Scene shows figures skating on pond at right and man and woman around a fire at left. In background, three buildings, including a windmill. Central scene of “Old Man Winter” in front of fire with tree behind probably derived from the print Winter by J. Sadeler after H. Bol, 1580. Condition: fair, colors are faded

Provenance

Mr. And Mrs. Eben Corey; by inheritance to children Rosita Corey, George C. Corey, and Elizabeth C. Bourquin; gift to MFA, December 31, 1998.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of our parents Mr. and Mrs. Eben F. Corey by Rosita Corey, George C. Corey, and Elizabeth C. Bourquin