Silk picture: Happiness
Object Place: USA
47.2 x 53.7 x 4 cm (18 9/16 x 21 1/8 x 1 9/16 in.) Including frame
Medium or Technique
Silk taffeta with silk embroidery and pigment and wood frame with reverse painted glass
Not On View
White silk taffeta ground, painted and embroidered in satin and knotted stitches with polychrome silks. Left of center, a man stands beside his wife and child under a tree on lawn of a white house; center, a brown dog; foreground, ducks in a pond; right, boy in blue suit by a bushy tree. In the distance men harvesting wheat; beyond, two small ships on body of water (?) Black and gold matte painted on glass bears inscription: “Happiness/Wrought by Elizabeth M,S, Watson, AE.11.” Silks and paints faded; glass cracked lower left corner. Orig. fram.
Gift of Misses Mildred and Margaret Allen