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It's Only Me

Embroidered Picture
1990 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Jane Poulton is well known for her small embroidered pictures of figurative subjects, often featuring animals and birds. She also works as an illustrator, and her paintings, like her embroideries, are on an intimate scale, and convey a subtle humour.

'It's Only Me' is worked in satin stitch on linen with mercerised cotton threads.

Object details

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Object type
TitleIt's Only Me (assigned by artist)
Materials and techniques
Linen scrim embroidered in satin stitch with mercerised cotton
Brief description
Picture panel of linen embroidered in satin stitch with mercerised cotton, designed and made by Jane Poulton, England, 1990
Physical description
Picture panel of linen embroidered in satin stitch with mercerised cotton. With simplified figures of a bird in the first section, the sun and a flower in the middle section, and a snail and a tree in the third.
Dimensions
  • Height: 330mm
  • Width: 440mm
  • Depth: 30mm
Marks and inscriptions
  • Transliteration
Object history
Purchased. Registered File number 1989/1925.
Poulton's embroidered miniatures combine naive imagery with influences from historical embroidery, although the swirling stitching in this picture, inspired by details in English medieval church embroidery, is entirely worked by machine.
Subjects depicted
Summary
Jane Poulton is well known for her small embroidered pictures of figurative subjects, often featuring animals and birds. She also works as an illustrator, and her paintings, like her embroideries, are on an intimate scale, and convey a subtle humour.

'It's Only Me' is worked in satin stitch on linen with mercerised cotton threads.
Collection
Accession number
T.162-1990

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Record createdDecember 15, 1999
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