Panel of embroidery: Formal Garden

French or English
1690–1700


Object Place: France or England

Dimensions

78 x 59 cm (30 11/16 x 23 1/4 in.); Legacy dimension: H: about 28 in.; W: about 24 in.

Accession Number

49.36

Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Loosely-woven linen tabby ground, embroidered in tent stitch with polychrome silks and crewels and silver yarns. A garden park with long Palladian building at far end flanked by twin chinoserie pavillions or aviaries (? E. Welch); hedges and trees beyond. Middle and foreground filled with trees in pots, birds, dogs, monkeys, fashionably dressed men and women, etc. Elaborate fountain in center. Faded, stained. Silver tarnished. Brown crewels partly rotted out.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot