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Book cover

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1613 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Illingworth, Elizabeth (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk embroidery on linen

  • Museum number:

    T.134-1929

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Silk embroidery on linen in petit point and French knots. The front side depicts the sacrfice of Isaac; the back depicts Jonah and the whale. On front, back, and spine are stem borders with flowers, fruit, and insects.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1613 (made)

Artist/maker

Illingworth, Elizabeth (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Silk embroidery on linen

Marks and inscriptions

'1613'
On back

'E I'
On front; for Elizabeth Illingworth

Dimensions

Length: 9 in, Width: 6.5 in, Depth: 2.5 in

Object history note

Purchased from Messrs. Delomosne & Son, with money from the Bryan Bequest Funds. Registered file no. 1929/8466. Contains a Bible of 1610 and Book of Common Prayer of 1611.

Historical context note

See T.143-1962 for details of design source. Jonah and the whale: woodcut by Jost Amman, (1539-1591) in Neue Biblischen Figuren. Frankfurt-am-Main: 1564. Abraham and Isaac: engraving by Petrus de Jode (1570-1634), in Metropolitan Museum, NYC?

Descriptive line

Embroidered in silk on linen in petit point, depicting the sacrifice of Isaac and Jonah and the whale; English, 1613.

Subjects depicted

Caterpillars; Snails; Stems; Flowers; Butterflies; Fruit

Categories

Embroidery

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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