Part of a valance

English
1575–1625


Object Place: England (Scottland, or France?)

Dimensions

61 x 144 cm (24 x 56 11/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 24 x 48 x 8 3/4 in.

Accession Number

1972.41

Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery, silk on linen

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Worked on a linen canvas ground with silk and wool threads in tent stitch. Ladies and gentlemen in period costumes are shown against columns through which can be seen trees, mountains and architectural motifs. Subject matter not immediately evident. Colors predominately blue, green, gold and shades of tan and ecru. Large areas of repair and re-embroidering. Where yarns have been replaced, fading has occured. Framed in tortoise shell frame, no glass.

Credit Line

Gift of Rowland Burdon-Muller