Pictorial fragment

English or French
16th century

Object Place: England or France


37.3 x 38.3 cm (14 11/16 x 15 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen canvas ground with wool and silk embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Probably from a valance, woman holding an ewer. Embroidered with polychrome crewels and silks on linen canvas ground. Woman in a flowing garment crouches in front of a landscape of trees, buildings, and flowers. At left, arm and part of body of a fiqure appears. Soiled, minor breaks. Braid on edges later addition. Wavy edges.

Credit Line

Bequest of Helen S. Coolidge