Small memorial embroidery

about 1827

Object Place: England


17 x 19.2 cm (6 11/16 x 7 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool, Silk; embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Small memorial embroidery worked with dark brown, yellowish brown, dark bluish green, gray, and white silks in cross stitch on white wool ground, central urn shaped monument flanked by smaller monuments and trees, inscription on large monument: “Died Dec. 4, 1827 Rebecca Lovell Lord.xx.”, on left small monument initial R, on right monument initial L. beneath design: “Sown in weakness. l Cor.” (15.43); edged with pink taffeta ribbon; a number of small holes. Cf. 50.4065.

Credit Line

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