Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Object ID 1943.040
Object Name Picture, Needlework
Collection Textiles
Credit line Gift of Mrs. Victor B. Woolley through Aileen M. Du Pont
Year Range from 1810
Year Range to 1830
Description Needlework mourning picture that is both painted and worked in silk chenille yarn on a silk ground. The scene depicts two ladies beside a centrally placed funerary monument that is crowned with an urn. There is no name visible on the monument's oval cartouche. A lady wearing a black mantilla on the right places a pink rose on the monument while a lady in a white cap on the left contemplates the monument with a downcast face. The monument appears in a landscape and has a tree directly behind it.
Dimensions H-22 W-27.75 D-0.875 inches
Dimension Details Overall greatest dimensions as mounted; needlework is 25 1/2" wide x 20 1/4" high (plus an additional 1/2 " of unworked border all the way around).
Provenance There is an old adhesive sticker on the back of the frame to indicate provenance: "From Aileen M. Dupont for Mrs. Victor B. Woolley, April 14, 1943."
Subjects Textiles
Sewing
Needlework
Search Terms Needlework
Needlework Pictures
Mourning Pictures
Sewing
Nineteenth Century
Material Silk chenille yarn on silk, mounted on linen
Place of Origin Possibly Philadelphia, PA or Boston, MA