Embroidered picture

American
second quarter 18th century
Embroidered by Esther Powell (American (Providence, RI), born in 1718)


Object Place: Providence, Rhode Island

Dimensions

45 x 80 cm (17 11/16 x 31 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

44.689

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with wool and silk

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Embroidered picture of landscape with large floral vase in center, canvas probably drawn in England and imported to colonies. Embroidered with polychrome wool and silk yarns with a variety of stitches

Signed

Ester Powell

Provenance

By 1941, Bernon E. Helme, Kingston, RI. 1944, gift of Mrs. Samuel E. Cabot to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 14, 1944)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot