Needlework picture

Object Number: 
1946.88
Date: 
1800-1820
Medium: 
Silk, metal, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 15 x 20 1/2 x 1/4 in. ( 38.1 x 52.1 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Oval needlework picture in various colors silk floss, chenille and paint on horizontal rectangular silk ground, depicts a pastoral scene of a female child in raised chenille beside a lamb with a floral wreath around its neck, the sky and the head and arms of the figure are painted, the picture is framed in embroidered vine pattern with metal spangles, with a blue and white bow beneath, and a floral garland above suspended on the right and left and in the center with bow ties; stitches include satin, outline, couching and knots.
Gallery Label: 
This embroidery was possibly done at the Misses Patten School in Hartford, Connecticut. The needlework done at that school is represented by some of the elements found in this picture--the floral garland suspended by bow ties and the spangles, for example.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Louise S. Gilder
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group