Stumpwork picture - ROM2012_13040_1


Stumpwork picture

Medium:Satin embroidered in silk, pearls, garnets and glass
Geography: England
Date: 1650-1675
Period: Stuart period
2 x 36.5 x 54 cm
Object number: 982.101.1.1
Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. Herbert A. Bruce
Not on view
DescriptionThis embroidered picture is done in stumpwork, raised work. There is a white satin ground with oval picture in centre of shepherd and shepherdess in tent stitch. Surrounding motifs include a man on the right and a woman on left both in mid 17the century. dress. There are also two castles, lion, elk, trees, birds, bees, dog, rabbit, flowers and leaves. Larger figures are raised and padded. The embroidery is embellished with seed pearls, fresh water pearls, garnets and glass. It is mounted on a linen foundation.
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