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Embroidered picture of couple in a landscape; ivory silk satin embroidered with polychrome silk and metallic thread in satin, stem, and knot stitch; black wooden frame may be original.

Provenance

Claggett Wilson, by 1941; purchased by the MFA, 1952.

Credit Line

Special Textile Fund

American, Colonial, mid-18th century

Object Place

probably Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

42 x 42.3 x 2.9 cm (16 9/16 x 16 5/8 x 1 1/8 in.) Including frame

Accession Number

52.390

Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silk and metallic yarns, wood frame with glass

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles