Embroidery

Italian
16th–17th century


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

335 x 513 cm (131 7/8 x 201 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

48.1336

Medium or Technique

Linen

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Heavy linen closely embroidered with long and short and other stitches, and with many bright, light colored silks and gold and silver thread. The design consists of a king seated on a throne surrounded by women. One woman holds a child up to the king, whose finger is extended toward it. 1680-1682.11 were purchased by the lender in 1910, of Salvadore of Florence, Italy, who said that they were of the 16th century and from the palace of Prince Centurione at Genoa.

Provenance

Lent by John G. Coolidge, Sept. 22; 1911. Returned November 10, 1925. Re-lent March 9, 1926. Returned November 4, 1926.

Credit Line

John Gardner Coolidge Collection