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Embroidered picture: The Washington Family

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Pictorial embroidery. Silk, chenille and metallic threads embroidered on silk with painted details and background. Framed and glazed; black painted matte. Hand-written inscription of reverse reads: "This picture was about 88[?] years old I wand C.[?]E.T. 2d to have as he is the only Thayer boy at...

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Provenance

Worked by a member of the Thayer Family after a print engraved by Edward Savage (1761-1817) and published by Savage and Robert Wilkinson, 58 Cornhill, London, in 1798, after a painting of the same scene by Savage, executed between 1789 and 1796, now in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Credit Line

Bequest of Nancy Thayer Batchelder

American (Massachusetts), About 1810

Object Place

MA, USA

Dimensions

height x width x depth (with frame): 63.3 x 78.6 x 5.2 cm (24 15/16 x 30 15/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1996.232

Medium or Technique

Silk with silk and metal thread embroidery and pigment and wood frame with reverse painted glass

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles