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Pictorial mat

Hooked Sisal and Cotton Pictorial Mat with Artic Sailing Vessels at Sunset

Newfoundland
early 20th century
Attributed to Grenfell Labrador Industries, Newfoundland and Labrador


Dimensions

Height x width: 15 5/8 x 50 1/2 in. (39.7 x 128.3 cm)

Accession Number

2007.287

Medium or Technique

Twine, dyed sisal; cotton plain weave; and burlap

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Hooked sisal and cotton pictorial mat with artic sailing vessels at sunset, the elongated rectangular mat composed of dyed sisal twine and cotton strips hooked onto a burlap backing, depicting six sailing vessels with ice floes, and the sun setting on the horizon, worked in shades of brown, off-white, blue, black, and green, and thin black borders, with a woven marker’s label affixed to the reverse. Labeled: “Grenfell Labrador Industries, Newfoundland and Labrador”

Provenance

Purchased at Skinner, Inc. in Boston, MA by MFA on March 21, 2007

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund