Embroidery

Italian
16th or 17th century


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

362 x 313 cm (142 1/2 x 123 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

48.1338

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. In the upper part are boats, below Neptune drawn by dolphins and accompanied by other figures. 1680-1682.11 were puchased by the lender in 1910, of Salvadore of Florlence, Italy, who said that they come 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