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Picture

Picture

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1790-1819 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Linwood, Mary, born 1755 - died 1845 (embroiderer)
    Rosa, Salvator, born 1615 - died 1673 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered worsted

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss Wendy Hefford

  • Museum number:

    T.635-1995

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Picture of embroidered worsted with landscape after painting by Salvator Rosa.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1790-1819 (made)

Artist/maker

Linwood, Mary, born 1755 - died 1845 (embroiderer)
Rosa, Salvator, born 1615 - died 1673 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered worsted

Object history note

Registered File number 1995/1446.

Historical significance: Mary Linwood's crewelwork copies of old master paintings achieved great fame from the time of her first London exhibition in 1787. One one occasion, her copy after a Salvator Rosa painting was sold for more than the original painting. Her exhibition in Leicester Square was the first art exhibition to be illuminated by gas light. John Constable's first commissioned work was to paint the background details in one of her works.

Descriptive line

Picture, embroidered worsted, by Mary Linwood, landscape after painting by Salvator Rosa, England, 1790-1819.

Materials

Wool yarn

Techniques

Embroidered

Subjects depicted

Landscapes

Categories

Textiles; Embroidery

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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