Needlework picture

English
1650–1700


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Overall: 46.5 x 44.6 cm (18 5/16 x 17 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.2045

Medium or Technique

Linen canvas embroidered with silk and wool

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Embroidered in tent stitch in polychrome wools and silks on natural-colored linen canvas. In a landscape setting, the sacrifice of Isaac. Abraham stands in the center, one hand resting on Isaac’s head, the other, holding a knife, outstretched. In the upper left corner, the angel, encircled by a cloud. On the right, a man lening on a staff, a horse, and in the distance, a castle. At the left edge, the head and two front legs of a lamb. Two flying birds and a butterfly. Worn, embroidery yarns rotted out in many places, holes.

Credit Line

Bequest of George Nixon Black