Object Place: Europe
23.4 x 63 cm (9 3/16 x 24 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk plain weave embroidered with silk
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Rectangular ivory colored silk ground with polychrome floss silk yarns worked mainly satin stitch. Four designs in a lengthwise row; two trees flanking a partially embroidered funery monument with the initials “AB” and the date in pencil; ruined archways with foliage; an urn with a large naturalistic floral sparay; a mound with trees, a grave and the words “Auch (?) hier” on a cross. Naturalistic floral vine border with ivy and oak leaves, acorns, morning glories and other blossoms. Stained and soiled. Stitches: couching, French knot, running, satin, shaded stain, stem.
Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection