Embroidered Picture: Charity
Silk, paint, metal
Overall: 19 1/4 x 16 3/4 x 1/8 in. ( 48.9 x 42.5 x 0.3 cm )
Vertical rectangular needlework picture embroidered on white satin with various colors of silk floss and chenille; the central image is oval and shows a woman in empire-style dress, with three small children outdoors near trees, the heads and arms of the figures are painted, this is frame with dark blue satin stitch with metallic spangles applied, above the picture is a swagging garland of roses and ribbons, and it is cradled below with blue wheat shafts, the wheat worked in gold thread; stitches include satin, straight, couching and outline.
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
inscribed at bottom [of frame]: "Charity / Mary Hathaway, 1808"
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