Embroidered and painted picture, Moses Rescued by Pharaoh's Daughter

early 19th century

Object Place: England


28.8 x 34.3 cm (11 5/16 x 13 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk, pigment, metal threads, pearls?; embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Worked on satin ground (originally white), but now painted blue at top shaded to brownish yellow at horizon line, faces and arms and feet of three female figures and upper body and head of infant painted, rest of landscape including foreground, grass, pillars, trees, and palms, and pyramids in background embroidered in long and short, couching, stem, and split stitches with polychrome silks and green chenille; several stains including ink stain, several scratched places.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward C. Moore, and Miss Mary Magoun Brown, in memory of their mother, Mrs. John Crosby Brown