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Mourning embroidery

Mourning embroidery
Mourning embroidery
ca. 1810
Silk, paint
Overall: 19 1/2 x 27 in. ( 49.5 x 68.6 cm )
Horizontal rectangular mourning embroidery worked in various colors of silk floss, chenille and paint on silk ground; a seated female figure writing something is depicted in paint on the lower left side, amongst trees and beside a stream with a waterfall, there is a structure (possibly a house) in the background, the sky, stream and a robin in a tree are painted; stitches include satin, couching, knots, and straight.
Credit Line 
Gift of Frederic G. Hoppin
Object Number 
painted: lower left on glass: "ELIZA BEEKMAN."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group