Embroidered Picture (USA)
This is a Embroidered picture. It was school of Misses Patten. It is dated ca. 1805 and we acquired it in 2003. Its medium is silk, metallic and chenille embroidery on silk foundation, with metal sequins and its technique is embroidered in satin stitch on plain weave; details added in watercolor. It is a part of the Textiles department.
The embroidered samplers in the museum’s collection are some of the most outstanding examples of this type found anywhere in the world. With over 1,000 examples that range from the 17th through the early 20th century, the samplers originate from countries such as Germany, the Netherlands, France, Mexico, Great Britain, and the United States.
This sampler is part of an extraordinary gift of more than 40 samplers. The samplers span almost 200 years and are from countries such as England, Germany, Romania, Spain, Italy, Mexico, and the United States.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.) Warp x Weft (unframed): 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14 in.)
Cite this object as
Embroidered Picture (USA); School of Misses Patten ; silk, metallic and chenille embroidery on silk foundation, with metal sequins; H x W x D: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.) Warp x Weft (unframed): 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14 in.); Gift of Myra and William H. Mathers; 2003-14-15