Mourning embroidery

Object Number: 
1968.2
Date: 
ca. 1810
Medium: 
Silk, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 19 1/2 x 27 in. ( 49.5 x 68.6 cm )
Marks: 
painted: lower left on glass: "ELIZA BEEKMAN."
Description: 
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
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group