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Silk picture: Happiness

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White silk taffeta ground, painted and embroidered in satin and knotted stitches with polychrome silks. Left of center, a man stands beside his wife and child under a tree on lawn of a white house; center, a brown dog; foreground, ducks in a pond; right, boy in blue suit by a bushy tree. In the...

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Gift of Misses Mildred and Margaret Allen


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47.2 x 53.7 x 4 cm (18 9/16 x 21 1/8 x 1 9/16 in.) Including frame

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Silk taffeta with silk embroidery and pigment and wood frame with reverse painted glass


Textiles and Fashion Arts