Embroidered Picture (Italy), 18th century
This is a Embroidered picture. It is dated 18th century and we acquired it in 2003. Its medium is silk, metal-wrapped silk, glass beads, paper and its technique is raised couched embroidery, beadwork embroidery. It is a part of the Textiles department.
The embroidered samplers in the museum’s collection are some of the most outstanding examples of this type found anywhere in the world. With over 1,000 examples that range from the 17th through the early 20th century, the samplers originate from countries such as Germany, the Netherlands, France, Mexico, Great Britain, and the United States.
This sampler is part of an extraordinary gift of more than 40 samplers. The samplers span almost 200 years and are from countries such as England, Germany, Romania, Spain, Italy, Mexico, and the United States.
Its dimensions are
17 X 23 in. framed
Cite this object as
Embroidered Picture (Italy), 18th century; silk, metal-wrapped silk, glass beads, paper; 17 X 23 in. framed; Gift of Myra and William H. Mathers; 2003-14-30