1962.0586 A, B Needlework Picture and Frame
  • 1962.0586 A, B Needlework Picture and Frame
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Needlework picture (Canvaswork picture)

  • Title:

    Fishing Lady: The Reclining Shepherdess

  • Category:

    Textiles (Needlework)

  • Creator (Role):

    Temperance Parker (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1745-1775

  • Materials:

    Linen; Silk; Wool

  • Techniques:

    Embroidered, Woven (plain), Canvaswork

  • Museum Object Number:

    1962.0586 A


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Object Number

1962.0586 A

Object Name

Needlework picture (Canvaswork picture)

Title

Fishing Lady: The Reclining Shepherdess

Category

Textiles (Needlework)

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Temperance Parker (Maker)
Temperance Parker was from the Boston or Barnstable area of Massachusetts. Her father's name was Andrew Parker. Inscription found on backing board: "Mr. Andrew Parker & Wife name Temperance Parker / Picture worked by Temperance Parker. Supposed / to be at the present time about 150 years since / she was born. / Making picture about 125 to 150 years old. / Novenber 15, 1875. / Barnstable, Massachusetts. / (Cape Cod) / Copy of desciption of picture written by William / Robinson. This copy made Nov. 2, 1913."

Place of Origin

Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

Secondary Place of Origin

Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

Secondary Origin Notes

Probable school.

Date

1745-1775

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; On original backboard; "Mr. Andrew Parker & Wife name Temperance Parker / Picture worked by Temperance Parker. Supposed / to be at the present time about 150 years since / she was born. / Making picture about 125 to 150 years old. / Novenber 15, 1875. / Barnstable, Massachusetts. / (Cape Cod) / Copy of desciption of picture written by William / Robinson. This copy made Nov. 2, 1913."
2. Label; On the reverse; "62.586" (graphite)

Materials

Linen; Silk; Wool

Techniques

Embroidered, Woven (plain), Canvaswork

Construction Description

Hand-embroidered

Dimensions (inches)

13.37 (L) , 16.37 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

33.96 (L) , 41.58 (W)

Measurement Notes

The measurements are of the area visible within the frame. Canvas count: 27-29 holes to the inch.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Swan, Susan Burrows. 1977 Plain & Fancy: American Women and Their Needlework, 1700-1850.
Published: p.56, fig. 24
[Book] Ring, Betty. 1993 Girlhood Embroidery: American Samplers & Pictorial Needlework 1650-1850. I.
Similar: p. 44, fig. 41
[Book] Parmal, Pamela A. 2012 Women's Work: Embroidery in Colonial Boston.
Similar: p. 89, fig 56
[Book] Ring, Betty. 1993 Girlhood Embroidery: American Samplers & Pictorial Needlework 1650-1850. I.
Discussion of fishing lady pictures, pp. 44-53