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Object ID 1954.009.005
Object Name Picture, Needlework
Collection Textiles
Credit line Bequest of Miss Ella C. Cornell
Year Range from 1820
Year Range to 1830
Artist Ann Crosby
Made Ann Crosby
Description Framed silk embroidery in a heavy, dark-stained oak frame with protruding square blocks at each corner and turned half-spindles that run the length of each edge. The silk embroidery itself is in an oval format and shows a country landscape scene with a cottage and stream into which wades a woman in a blue dress who is gathering nuts or berries in her apron. The needlework scene also has painted accents. A barefoot child in an orange dress with a yellow ribbon at the waist stands on the shore holding out a basket. There is an old hand-written label on the back of the frame: " Needlework picture made by Ann Crosby Wollaston of Wilmington, Delaware about 1850 (?). Frame of picture made by her husband Thomas Wollaston, also of Wilmington, Delaware."
Dimensions W-25.5 L-22.625 inches
Dimension Details framed dimensions; embroidery is 20 3/8" x 17 5/8".
Provenance This sampler was made by Ann Crosby (1809-1857), daughter of James and Margaret Crosby of Wilmington, Delaware. She married Thomas Wollaston, a carpenter from Wilmington, on May 18, 1837.
Subjects Needlework
Search Terms Ann Crosby
Needlework Pictures
Nineteenth Century
New Castle County
Material Silk; silk embroidery with painted accents
Place of Origin Wilmington, DE