1965.1609 A, B Needlework Picture and Frame
  • 1965.1609 A, B Needlework Picture and Frame
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Needlework picture (Canvaswork picture)

  • Title:

    Fishing Lady

  • Category:

    Textiles (Needlework)

  • Place of Origin:

    Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

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

  • Materials:

    Silk; Wool; Canvas; Linen; Metallic thread

  • Techniques:

    Embroidered, Woven (plain), Canvaswork

  • Museum Object Number:

    1965.1609 A


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1965.1609 A

Object Name

Needlework picture (Canvaswork picture)

Title

Fishing Lady

Category

Textiles (Needlework)

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Place of Origin

Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

Secondary Place of Origin

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

Secondary Origin Notes

Probable boarding school.

Materials

Silk; Wool; Canvas; Linen; Metallic thread

Techniques

Embroidered, Woven (plain), Canvaswork

Construction Description

Hand-embroidered

Dimensions (inches)

21 (L) , 47.5 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

53.34 (L) , 120.65 (W)

Measurement Notes

Measurements are of the area visible within the frame. There are 24 holes to the inch in the canvas.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Parmal, Pamela A. 2012 Women's Work: Embroidery in Colonial Boston.
Similar: pp. 86-87, fig. 54; nearly identical piece
[Book] Swan, Susan Burrows. 1976 A Winterthur Guide to American Needlework.
Published: p. 39, fig. 24
[Book] Ring, Betty. 1993 Girlhood Embroidery: American Samplers & Pictorial Needlework 1650-1850. I.
Similar: p. 44, fig. 40; discussion of fishing lady pictures, pp. 44-53
[Article] Cabot, Nancy Graves. 07//1941 The Fishing Lady and Boston Common. Antiques. 40 (1): 28-31.
Published: p. 28, fig. 1; discussion of this piece
[Article] Cabot, Nancy Graves. Engravings and Embroideries, The Source of Some Designs in the Fishing Lady Picture. Antiques. 40 (6): 367-369.
Published: p. 367, fig. 1; Discussion of related needlework designs and design sources
[Book] Ring, Betty. 1993 Girlhood Embroidery: American Samplers & Pictorial Needlework 1650-1850. I.
Discussion of fishing lady pictures, pp. 44-53