Sampler: Hémisphère oriental, seul connu des ancien E. (Eastern hemisphere, the only one known to early E[uropeans]), nonprofessional

French
1807


Object Place: France

Dimensions

Other (Height x width): 74.6 x 66.7 cm (29 3/8 x 26 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

44.466

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Embroidered map of eastern hemisphere, dated 1807, framed, glass cracked. Ivory silk plain weave embroidered with silk in satin, knot, running, chain, split, and couching stitches; inscribed: “hémisphère oriental seul connu des Ancien E., Brodé en 1807”

Provenance

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; Gift to the MFA, 1944

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection