English or American (?)
19th century

Object Place: England or U.S.A. (?)


39.8 x 48 cm (15 11/16 x 18 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Execution scene (Mary Queen of Scots?) Three men and three women in 16th century style dress. One woman is kneeling before the block, holding a cross to her chest, while the other two console her. The men, one seated, one holding a headsman’s axe, look on. Country setting. Polychrome floss silk and chenille yarns purl and spangles over a silk (?) ground. Sky, heads and hands of the figures are painted directly onto the ground. Paint cracked and missing in areas. Mounted on a board.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection