Needlepoint picture

Embroidered by Elizabeth Baker (American (New England))

Object Place: New England, USA


29 x 39.4 cm (11 7/16 x 15 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk, wool, and metallic thread

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Picture of Adam and Eve in the garden embroidered onto linen canvas with wools, in browns, taupes, yellow-greens, neutral yellow, deep cream, blues, pink and white, and silks, in blue, yellow, white, blue, light neutral yellow, bluish-greens, gray (probably faded purple) and browns, and a little metal thread; in tent, cross, satin and knot stitch; design shows Adam and Eve standing under tree around which serpent is wound in landscape with hillocks, wooly lambs, rabbit, dog, birds, insects, and flowers throughout background; “Elizabeth Baker’s Wrought in the Year, 1773” near top.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry E. Burr