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Panel

Panel

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1914 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Christie, Archibald Mrs (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Linen embroidered with coloured silks

  • Credit Line:

    Given by R. N. Christie

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.466-1953

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Mrs Christie was an embroideress, teacher and author and was the first teacher of embroidery at the Royal College of Art. She encouraged the study of historical examples and in her own work she continued the English traditions of accurately reflecting nature and of technical virtuosity. One of the most striking characteristics of her work is the use of contrasting textures.

This example is worked on a figured linen ground with coloured silks in a variety of stitches including satin, stem, long and short, bullion, French knots, open work and couching. The design is based on a diamond-shaped lattice enclosing birds, plants, flowers, berries and butterflies.

Physical description

Linen embroidered with coloured silks in a variety of stitches including satin, stem, long and short, bullion, French knots, open work and couching. A diamond-shaped lattice with birds, plants, flowers, berries and butterflies.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1914 (made)

Artist/maker

Christie, Archibald Mrs (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Linen embroidered with coloured silks

Dimensions

Length: 52.5 cm, Width: 172 cm

Descriptive line

Panel embroidered with butterflies and flowers, Mrs Christie, England, 1914

Materials

Linen; Silk

Techniques

Weaving; Embroidering

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Butterfly; Owl

Categories

Textiles; Embroidery

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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